Informality is excited to announce 'The Curious Eye Never Runs Dry' by Paris based, Australian artist, Anthony White, the artist's first solo show in the UK. The exhibition comprises recent work reviewing ideas about civil disobedience and its correlation to contemporary late capitalism. In the exhibition, Anthony White revisits themes of involuntary detention, injustice, migration, and reflects upon the effects of a Western capitalist civilisation in our modern environment.
"Organised between these two sightlines, one directed at the past, the other trained on the increasingly precarious present, A Curious Eye Never Runs Dry responds to the unconscionable tactics of contemporary systems of state control, which-having evolved from the spectacle of public execution-now operate on the equally (de)efficient strategies of management, regulation and surveillance; strategies which formulate what the late Gore Vidal termed the massive military-industrial-security complex. This is the world of late capitalism."
Extract from 'Inverting the Panopticon' by Robert Maconachie
Anthony White has exhibited internationally over the past decade with solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Paris and Hong Kong. His work has been included in over 40 group exhibitions Internationally including important group exhibitions in Hong Kong at The Cat Street Gallery. His work has also been hung among major art prizes for contemporary landscape painting in Australia including, The Paddington Art Prize for Landscape Painting, The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship and The John Glover Art Prize. In 2007 Anthony White was the recipient of the Marten Bequest travelling scholarship. He has received international residency programmes in Paris, Leipzig, Vermont and Latvia in both art centres and museum contexts.