Backwoods Gallery is proud to announce its debut exhibition, King for a Day by internationally renowned Melbourne artist Meggs. This will be Meggs' third Melbourne show, and follows acclaimed exhibitions in LA, London and Tokyo as well as exhibiting artworks in Miami and Singapore. King for a Day is a brand new collection of paintings, screenprints and installations that examine society's celebrity obsession through the prism of our own mortality and inner duality. An energetic depiction of those who crave power, wealth and fame in both life and death, King for a Day looks at how contemporary media and social networking has accelerated stardom and increased the pitfalls that come with celebrity attention. King for a Day will be Meggs' final Melbourne show before his first UK solo exhibition with ZeroCool Gallery in early 2011. Please join us for the opening reception of ‘King for a Day' by Meggs on Friday 25th June 2010, from 6pm.
ABOUT THE GALLERY
Backwoods Gallery was founded to help Australia's flourishing street and fine art movement gain international exposure. The gallery features artists who challenge the boundaries between ‘urban' and ‘fine' art through their innovative styles and ideas. Backwoods Gallery is committed to bringing the highest calibre artists to Melbourne and forging lasting relationships with international and interstate galleries in order to further the careers of local emerging talent. Backwoods was established by Melbourne artists Rone, Meggs (both Everfresh Studios), and Ghostpatrol (Mitten Fortress). The gallery is curated by Alex Mitchell (Floating World Arts and Niceproduce.com), with publicity by Edwina Hanneysee (Diamond Dozen) and venue management by Izzy Caligore.