10 Jun Stephen Haley | Finalist in The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize
Stephen says of 'World Standard', "These works picture spaces and objects found virtually everywhere – both figuratively and literally. Selected emblematic objects were purchased from Internet sites - virtual supermarkets of virtual objects - reworked in 3D software, posed, lit, rendered and then recast as paintings whose surface emulates the computer screen..... These are images drawn from the new world standard. They are a kind of mirror - paintings of generic simulations that have become actual – virtuality is everywhere."The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2017 is held every two years through Bendigo Art Gallery. The judging panel will award the acquisitive cash prize of $50,000 at the exhibition opening on Friday, 16 June, the exhibition will conclude on 17 September.