Image: James Angus, Papier Mâché for Beginners, 2019, newsprint, cardboard, PVA, methyl cellulose, gesso, acrylic, varnish, 56 x 43cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

This exhibition is the first solo presentation of sculptures by James Angus in WA in over a decade. As the title suggests, the objects in this series are the result of several years of experimentation, focused exclusively on paper-based media. This recent work is Angus’ explicitly handmade response to both the influence of digital manufacturing and the tradition of monumental sculpture.

Papier Mâché for Beginners will be accompanied by a book published by the Surf Street Press.

James Angus was born in Perth in 1970 and has held twenty solo exhibitions at galleries in Australia, the United States and France. In 2006 his work was the subject of a major touring exhibition organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. He currently lives and works in Berkeley, California.