Nah!!!!!!!! He is actually completely oblivious to it all. Kev’s a dickhead. He can’t help it – he has been engrained to be like this. He thinks the Patriarchy is his best mate, but it’s actually his biggest foe. Since birth he has been told to suppress all feeling and focus only on what our hyper masculine society seeks – power and control. Kevo and his mates are actually terrified! Not because of the inevitable gender power shift (couldn’t come sooner) but because someone might find out that they actually feel *eemootiiioonnn*. What a bunch of bloody sissies! Maybe if the Kevs, Gregs, Damos n’ Darrens of the world stood up for themselves and didn’t have the emotional intelligence of a carrot they could in fact be…… happy?
While ‘Self-Concious Kev and other friends’ is ultimately a critique of all things macho it does offer some hope – a light at the end of the tunnel so to speak! The ‘Gimp Alliance League of Pluralistic and Open Masculinity’ (GALPOM) offers a solution to Kevs woes! Sacrifice autonomy! Sacrifice privilege! Sacrifice power! Get off on getting told what to do! Get off your podium and get gimp! This is clearly the only reasonable and logical way masculinity can survive into the future.*
*At least, until we dismantle the system of patriarchal oppression and build a new generation of gimp suit free, non-dickheads who are emotionally stable, more inclusive and less sad all the time.
Jackson Farley: Bio
Farley creates figurative, arresting images where stark reality intermingles with the divine. With a particular focus on old notions of masculinity in the contemporary, he explores phallocentric Histories and notions of ‘genius art’. His works juxtapose classical iconography with crude cartoon characteristics and bold pops of colour. Underpinning his works is a symbolic marriage of the new with the old and a deep discovery of the divine and the profane. Most recently his work has focused on the possibility of a more pluralistic approach to masculinity in the contemporary through an idiosyncratic approach to loaded Histories and iconography.
Jackson Farley is a Sydney based emerging artist creating unique and striking works over a range of disciplines. He has excelled in local and international prizes, winning the inaugural Waverley Street Art Prize in 2012. He has completed his Bachelor of Viusal Arts (Honours) from Sydney Universities, Sydney College of the Arts, receiving the Dean’s award from Printmedia as well as drawing. He has also studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, USA and recently has completed a residency with the Chengdu Academy of Art in Sichuan, China.
Jackson Farley: CV May, 2020
Two person exhibitions
Awards and achievements
Reviews and publicity
‘Cuts Above the Rest’, Katrina Lobley. National Print and Online for Fairfax Media Network in Saturday Spectrum section: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/cuts-above-the-rest-20130227-2f6wf
‘Five Minutes With Jackson Farley’ by Maria Maung. National Online for Backyard Opera.
‘Jackson’s Street Savvy Art’ by Zilka Grogan. Local Print circulation with Wentworth Courier.