February - March 2019
About the Artist:
Ricky Larry graduated from Queensland College of Art in 2014 and has since exhibited at The Walls art space on the Gold Coast and The Hold Gallery in West End, Brisbane. His practice focuses of the perception of nature and the suburban environment, inspired by his transient upbringing moving from house to house, from Western Sydney to the suburbs of Brisbane. Incorporating photography, painting, video and sculpture, he commonly utilises
reflective surfaces or mirrors to ‘fracture rational perceptions’, and cause the viewer to question ideas of multiplication, expectation, modern development, nature and reality.
From the Artist:
Birefringence is the optical property of a material having a refractive index that depends on the polarization and propagation of direct light. These optical anisotropic materials are said to be birefringent or birefractive.
From the Curator:
Working as an art teacher in south Brisbane, Ricky came across several antiquated overhead projector’s destined for the dump and reclaimed the glass plates upon which transparencies were placed. Utilising a roaming light and highly reflective paper, Ricky exploits the birefringent nature of projector glass to create a moving space of refracting light. The outcome, was an off-kilter kaleidoscopic effect, a mesmerising blue trance, a box of wonder within the urban environment that surrounds the Knox St Window.