Michael Morley

Revlon-G

26 May — 20 Jun 1999

In Revlon-G Dunedin based painter, musician and installation artist Michael Morley takes fashion advertising as the starting point for a whirlwind tour of late Twentieth Century culture.

Crudely rendered skateboards emblazoned with skull and crossbones, psychedelic computer generated photographs, massively enlarged Polaroid snapshots, and miniature soldiers enacting sad stories all jostle for attention in this overload of visual and aural information.

Revlon-G has been variously described as "a poor person's guide to the craving for identity" and "an unsound retro-acidhouse experience," however by Morley's own account this body of work is instead an examination of the minute variations in the eyeshadow of famous people.

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