North Fremantle artist Michael O’Connell must be a funny man who quite clearly does not like the art of bullshit some artists have made their own. His exibition White Lies at the Moores Building Contemporary Art Centre takes the p(iss) on the pretentiousness that has been creeping more and more into art.
I walked around with a big smile on my face as the show is like a huge satyrical cartoon.
O’Connell says he borrows and re-appropriates other artists’ work and that he is lovingly poking fun at his own meanderings in the art world. He writes that the art process and concept of originality is fascinating to him. One can clearly see that in this excellent exhibition.
The Moores Building is in Henry Street in the West End of Fremantle and is also home to the delightful Moore&Moore Cafe.