Dean Cross: Icarus, My Son
The triumphs and tragedies of the Ancient Greeks have served as inspiration to artists for centuries.
Now, in an exhibition presented by Carriageworks in partnership with Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, multimedia artist Dean Cross will take a famous myth of hubris and complacency and use it to investigate modern ambition.
Icarus, My Son is a semi-autographical collection that takes its name from the ancient Greek tragedy of Icarus and his father Daedalus, who warned his son not to fly too close to the sun supported only by his wax wings. Cross uses video, sculpture and other installation works to examine universal themes of home and the experience of those in rural and remote communities who – like Icarus – seek to expand their horizons.
The exhibition was first staged at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery in mid-2021, after Cross became a recipient of The Good Initiative biennial award. It is curated by Gina Mobayed and Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
Icarus, My Son is a sprawling look at ambition, cataclysm and loss, and will be showing at Carriageworks from November 17 to January 30 2022.
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