Mike Parr
The Hal­lelu­jah Chorus

24th June – 24th July 2010
Anna Schwartz Gallery

For the exhi­bi­tion The Hal­lelu­jah Cho­rus, Mike Parr has devel­oped a num­ber of large-scale prints and draw­ings, con­tin­u­ing the Self-Por­trait Project”. Through the repet­i­tive nature of prints, as well as through the con­stant return to his own image, the self por­trait refus­es to be lim­it­ed by rep­re­sen­ta­tion and ref­er­ence. They posi­tion the view­er, as well as the artist, at a point described by Parr as priv­i­leged anonymi­ty” – for Parr, the self-por­trait becomes a place of empti­ness.

Parr’s inves­ti­ga­tions into the lim­its of both the body and the mind, played out across per­for­mance, print, draw­ing and sculp­ture, have been a major influ­ence on con­tem­po­rary art in Aus­tralia since the ear­ly 1970s. One of Australia’s pre-emi­nent and most chal­leng­ing con­tem­po­rary artists, his rig­or­ous prac­tice con­tin­ues to be for­mal­ly, phys­i­cal­ly and intel­lec­tu­al­ly engaging.

Images

Mike Parr

Grief for the World, 2010
Unique state print on paper
237.5532 cm

Mike Parr

Islands of the Dead, 2010
Unique state print on paper
248472.5 cm

Mike Parr

M Speak, 2010
Unique state print on paper
236.5262.5 cm

Mike Parr

Mem­o­ries of the Church of God, 2010
Unique state print on paper
235266 cm

Mike Parr

Nail your foot to the floor, 2010
Pas­tel, char­coal, ink and acrylic on paper
251.5395.5 cm

Mike Parr

Prunt­mak­er, 2009
Car­borun­dum, dry­point, angle­grinder & stain on Hah­ne­muh­le paper
216234 cm (6 sheets)

Mike Parr

Shit Falls to Earth, 2010
Unique state print on paper
184.5410.5 cm

Mike Parr

The Com­pa­ny of Friends (SAW TOOTH), 2010
Unique state print on paper
235534 cm

Mike Parr

The Hal­lelu­jah Chorus, 2010
Unique state print on paper and canvas
204350 cm

Mike Parr

The Plague of Fan­tasies 1, 2010
Unique state print on paper
235.5534 cm

Mike Parr

The Plague of Fan­tasies 2, 2010
Dry­point, angle grinder, car­borun­dum from cop­per, car­borun­dum from ply
235.5534 cm

Mike Parr

Carte­sian Corpse, 2009
34 hours