an exhibition by AMY ALEXANDER
'Monster ate the pilot' is an exhibition about Monsters, and whether or not we ever truly grow too old for the Monsters from our childhood. Sometimes they are under your bed, sometimes in the cupboard and sometimes they are in the cockpit. Amy's paintings are about not knowing what to do when the Monsters are all about. They're about the time in-between time when the Monsters dare to stir. They're about passion, warm heaters and Monsters eating your underpants. This exhibition looks at the childish imagination that we never grow out of.
Amy has used her own childhood photo’s, taken between
the years of 1981 and 1985, as inspiration for this
exhibition. Also, because if you look closely enough,
you can see the Monsters under her bed.
The characters - devoid of context, similar but not
the same, have no idea where they are from and haven't
a clue where they are off to; one couldn't exist
without the other. No-one comes first and no-one
comes last, they simply just are. We will never out
grow the Monsters, just as we can never really out
grow childhood. We can choose to ignore them, but
they will always bop along beside us.
Free-falling through life, because the Monster ate the
Opening Friday July 21
Until Aug 2
114 Gertrude St Fitzroy 3065