Ballina Byron Gateway Airport welcomed a new and intriguing exhibition over the weekend as local artist Damien O’Mara presents his Dreamliner exhibition. Visitors to the airport will be taken on a expedition through the intricate structure and industrial designs of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Series in the latest showcase of Northern Rivers Community Gallery’s (NRCG) ‘Art at the Airport’ program.
The exhibition features a collection of large-scale, detailed photographs of the Boeing 787, portraying the giant industrial object as a modern structure in fascinating new ways. This series strives to challenge the symbolism of the industrial form as established through modern, art photography.
Dreamliner depicts a complex, contemporary structure, rather than the traditionally simple and brutal industrial form.
O'Mara, a qualified structural design engineer and artist, was given supervised access on the tarmac of Gold Coast Airport over a number of months in order to complete Dreamliner. Through a strong focus on detail and material — and by rejecting a representation of the object's totality — the works enable a new engagement with the subject.
The exhibition will be on display at Ballina Byron Gateway Airport from 8 September to 2 November and coincides with his exhibition at the Gold Coast City Gallery which is showing a broader selection of the Dreamliner collection.
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Post by Liz Calligeros.