Peter Hennessey Here be dragons / Hic sunt dracones at Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
17 July 2014 - 20 August 2014
Tolarno Galleries is pleased to present Peter Hennessey’s third solo exhibition Here be dragons / Hic sunt dracones.
"Hic sunt dracones is a medieval Latin phrase meaning ‘dragons are here’. Early cartographers would place this phrase over areas of their maps that were blank. These were places that were unexplored or literally unknown. There might have been some suspicion that strange beasts lurked there but really it was more about the lack of knowledge. They knew something was there but had no idea what. I guess that made it dangerous.
In the modern world we have no room for dragons, no place for blank spaces on maps. Technology brings us a sense that everywhere is mapped and available to us. The ubiquitous smart phone insures that we always know where we are and where ‘where’ is.”
Peter Hennesey 2014
This exhibition brings together a group of works that look at the different ways in which the world is examined, mapped and explored. The works operate at a variety of scales and in a space between sculpture and architecture; and abstraction and narrative.
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