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Damien Kamholtz: ‘My Icarus’ @ TRAG the VIDEO

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My Icarus invitation

My Icarus invitation

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FROM THE ART GALLERY WEBSITE:

‘My Icarus’ is a culmination of one painting, one sculpture and one film. These three interrelated works delve into poetry and mythology and showcase the Gallery’s recent acquisition of Mr Kamholtz’s painting, ‘The Spit that Joins the Magic Together’.

The exhibition title refers to the artist’s fascination with Greek mythological figures, Icarus and Daedalus, and the works of 19th Century French poet Arthur Rimbaud.

Additional creative ‘spittle’ for the performance was delivered in verse by guest speaker and former USQ lecturer in literature Dr Brian Musgrove with a simultaneous performance by Toowoomba movement artist Kirsty Lee.

The exhibition works include the recently acquired painting, an assemblage and a collaborative film produced by Mr Kamholtz, Jason Nash, Kirsty Lee and Craig Allen.

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Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery attendees

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery attendees witnessing the event

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Kirsty Lee performance

Kirsty Lee in performance

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Photos and Video © 2013 Doug Spowart 

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