Paul Fryer

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Saturday 26 March 2011

Paul Fryer’s sculptures and installations seem to come from a not-too-distant future dystopia where the joke of civilization, organized religion, and technology has been revealed to us.

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The SkipWaste project

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By Zolton in New Design on Thursday 29 April 2010

Conceptual designer Oliver Bishop-Young has reclaimed urban dumpsters for the benefit of the community with his ongoing series, The SkipWaste project — he has created a skateboard ramp, a flower bed, a swimming pool, and even a homely living room, complete with lamp and retro TV.

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Gemma Gallagher

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Monday 21 September 2009

Gemma Gallagher’s washy paintings and installations mainly deal with violence as the driving force of human history, but her images read like distant memories, perhaps hinting that humanity is meaningless in the context of natural history — AK-47s lie dead and broken in massive rows like the people they were once used to kill, a graph that seems to chart the course of human time is superimposed over mountains, and a noose holds an inverted bouquet of flowers, suggesting that as much horror as man inflicts upon himself, beauty and life will always persist.

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