two irresistible exhibitions eX de Medici and Michael Zavros

Until 2 October

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Concession, QAGOMA Member, Youth, Child, Family

Immerse yourself in an irresistible contemporary art experience at GOMA. Presented side-by-side, you can see two major retrospectives from leading Australian artists: eX de Medici: Beautiful Wickedness and Michael Zavros: The Favourite. Your ticket provides entry to both exhibitions on your day of visit. 

eX de Medici: Beautiful Wickedness

Beautiful Wickedness will be the most significant exhibition of work by celebrated Australian artist eX de Medici yet staged. The survey will examine the artist’s central concerns, including the fragility of life, global affairs, greed and commerce, and the universal themes of power, conflict, and death.

Exhibition highlights include de Medici’s intricate botanical studies and her dazzling large-scale watercolours, as well as her compelling portrait of Midnight Oil Nothing’s as Precious as a Hole in the Ground 2001, and Shotgun Wedding Dress / Cleave 2015, a bridal gown based on Julie Andrews’ dress from The Sound of Music.

Through these wide-ranging subjects and materials, de Medici aims to seduce her viewers, and to shake them out of complacency.

Michael Zavros: The Favourite

Known for his extraordinary technical prowess, Michael Zavros has captivated audiences with his sumptuous realist renderings and surreal juxtapositions.

Frequently engrossed in notions of quality and luxury, fashion and appearance, Zavros' idealised imagery has developed alongside Australia's pronounced turn to conspicuous consumption and aspirational individualism.

The Favourite will profile significant thematic explorations of the artist, including fashion magazines, European palaces, luxury cars, his children, Narcissus and still life, in addition to his self-portraits and reflections upon his heritage. It will survey 20 years of painting, sculpture, photography and video by this leading contemporary Queensland artist.

Presented by the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

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