I’m part of an all-Australian group exhibition at 941 Geary, San Francisco which opened on September 10 called Young and Free. The exhibition features artwork by Ha-Ha, Kid Zoom, Anthony Lister, Vexta, Reka, Dmote, Rone, Meggs, New2 and Sofles. We’ll all be in town, and unlike our convict heritage, we won’t be taking prisoners.
We asked Sydney artist Anthony Lister what Aussie nightlife means to him. In typical style, his answer was blunt and a touch mysterious: ‘sticking to the shadows is paramount’. If we were to elaborate, we’d suggest a handful of monsters and superheroes are sneaking between shadows, stealing cover in the gritty darkness of building enclaves and alleyways. Or perhaps on his canvas. [artwork by Anthony Lister]