Chicken and pumpkin (detail)
2022 | Abdul-Rahman Abdullah | 133x44x34cm | painted wood, plinth
In plain sight
Curated by Margaret Moore
Sydney Contemporary September 8-11
Moore Contemporary presented selected works by four artists, each at distinguished points in their careers. A predominance of new works created for Sydney Contemporary included three-dimensional, free-standing works and wall sculptures from Abdul- Rahman Abdullah, alongside two-dimensional wall works by Erin Coates, Dan McCabe and Matthew Hunt. Together they expand the concept theme of In Plain Sight. Narrative, text and symbolism each find voice in dynamic ways. In a largely monochromatic display high realism meets unadorned language and pattern in a play upon duplicitous meaning while projecting that ideas can be hiding in plain sight literally and metaphorically.