Grant Stevens - May 2010

This May Next Wave presents The Drift by Grant Stevens, the final work in our year-long program of screen art at Federation Square.

Floating in a field of swirling coloured orbs phrases assemble an online dating profile of a young creative professional searching for love. Among the inventories of food, movies, books, music and recreational activities, some earnest insights and doleful reflections pop up.

The Drift explores the fine lines between public and private, and isolation and socialisation of our online lives. It is a work that continues Stevens’ lengthy investigations into consumer culture and the Internet, which interrogates how meaning is constructed and circulated.

Artist’s Bio
Grant Stevens is an Australian artist who bases himself in both Beijing and Australia. He has held numerous solo shows in Australia, as well as in Rome, Auckland and Utah. His work has been exhibited in many group shows including at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Queensland Art Gallery and National Gallery of Victoria, as well as in Singapore, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Serbia. Grant received his PhD in Fine Art from the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, in 2007. He is represented by Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney.

The Drift
5:30pm to 6:30pm every Thursday, through May
A new work on the Big Screen at Federation Square
First screening Thursday 6 May 2010