17 October – 4 November 2006: Marcus Rose – Metropolitan

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Our urban infrastructure is the oppidan clothing that summates our cultural identity and history.  From the imposing corporate headquarters flanked by classical Greek columns, to the dilapidated dockside warehouses; from the uber-cool postmodern apartment block with in-house gym, to the bare and functional boarding room houses… the identity of a city’s inhabitants emanates through the built façade.

Metropolitan explores the fragility of the built environment. Marcus Rose’s large scale paintings demonstrate the breakdown of the monolithic cultural edifice. The result is a diverse collection of morphing, simmering and melting infrastructure.

Marcus Rose has studied at Monash University and also at the Ecole des Beaux-Art in France