29 May – 16 June 2007: Robin Astley – The Immaculate Misconception

Astley installation web

Gallery 3

the immaculate misconception is an evolutionary epic depicted through 50 works on paper.  The small scale works read as pages across the gallery investigating the notion of the not so innocent toy. Naive and surrealist in approach, the paintings set out to question if toys exploit or reinforce our innate desire for and conflict.

Consumption begins early in life and toys become the medium with which a child can build and justify the saga of good versus evil. The resulting paintings are small snippets of thought that run through a childlike story line.

Robin Astley is a graduate of Deakin University. This is her first exhibition at red gallery.