Bevan Honey
burnout: state dependent memory
lo-fi videocatalogue cover
PICAinside cover catalogueburn out: state dependent memory
rubber, oil, aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel, electric motor and components, gallery floor.
240 cm dia.burn out: state dependent memory 
rubber, oil, aluminium, mild steel, stainless steel, electric motor and components, gallery floor. 
240 cm dia.burn out: state dependent memory (detail)
rubber, oil, gallery floor. 
240 cm dia.burn out: state dependent memory 
rubber, oil, gallery floor. 
240 cm dia.burn out: state dependent memory, 
cleaned gallery floor. 
240 cm dia.latitude
chalk and acrylic binder on canvas
214 x 450 cmlatitude (detail)
chalk and acrylic binder on canvas
214 x 450 cmlatitude (detail)
chalk and acrylic binder on canvas
214 x 450 cmknit one purl two
pine, salt, oxidised nails 
(decommissioned craypots)
360 x 1030 cmknit one purl two (detail)
pine, salt, oxidised nails 
(decommissioned craypots)
360 x 1030 cmknit one purl two (detail)
pine, salt, oxidised nails 
(decommissioned craypots)
360 x 1030 cmknit one purl two
pine, salt, oxidised nails 
(decommissioned craypots)
360 x 1030 cmtactical response
strawboard, balsa wood, paper tape,plywood
dimensions variabletactical response
strawboard, balsa wood, paper tape,plywood
dimensions variabletactical response (detail)
strawboard, balsa wood, paper tape,plywood
dimensions variabletactical response (detail)
strawboard, balsa wood, paper tape,plywood
dimensions variablesieve 1 - 5
photographs mounted on aluminium
5 diptychs, 2 panels, 25.4 x 20.4 cm ea.sieve purple
photographs mounted on aluminium
2 panels, 25.4 x 20.4 cm ea.sieve red
photographs mounted on aluminium
2 panels, 25.4 x 20.4 cm ea.sieve blue
photographs mounted on aluminium
2 panels, 25.4 x 20.4 cm ea.sieve green
photographs mounted on aluminium
2 panels, 25.4 x 20.4 cm ea.sieve pink
photographs mounted on aluminium
2 panels, 25.4 x 20.4 cm ea.sieve single
photograph mounted on aluminium
25.4 x 20.4 cm.pre-tension
graphite and auto acrylic on canvas
214 x 353 cmpre-tension (detail)
graphite and auto acrylic on canvas
214 x 353 cmpre-tension (detail)
graphite and auto acrylic on canvas
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Gracious Living

2010
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
Western Australia
curated by Leigh Robb

West Australian artist, Bevan Honey, presents an ambitious new body of work for his solo show in PICA's Westend Gallery. Cycles of boom and bust, failed building projects and consumerist fetishes are interrogated through his macho machines, wall installations, architectural models, iPhone photographs and chalk line drawings. Central to the show is a powerful, yet futile one-wheeled 'burn-out' machine which will spin out on the gallery floor, drawing endless concentric circles in black rubber.

With a title that refers to the Australian Better Homes and Gardens magazines of the 60s and 70s, Honey's latest exhibition furthers his interest in modernist utopias; those failed or resurrected and how they relate to the way we currently live. Honey has quite dramatically expanded his own drawing practice to produce a complex show that compels viewers to consider multiple histories - from art history to the economic history of the state.

Leigh Robb, Curator. Perth Institute Contemporary Art
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