Sydney

Callum Morton

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Callum Morton is a young artist based in Melbourne, where he attracted considerable attention in the mid-’90s by grafting prefabricated windows and balconies onto gallery walls. Like Christo’s Storefronts of 1964–65, these were almost two-dimensional: melancholic Minimalist facades. Over the last couple of years, a historicist trajectory has become more apparent in his work. He now makes doll’s-house settings for reconstructed art-historical or cultural moments, similar in spirit to the ones in German artist Thomas Demand’s recent photographs. In one recent work, Accademia, 1998, he made a 3:4 scale model of the garage in which the lead singer of the rock band AC/DC once rehearsed. International Style, 1999, previously seen at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, sits alone in the darkened gallery on a step-up pedestal. It’s a 1:4 scale model of Mies van der Rohe’s famous Farnsworth House,

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