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Idolatry, Hill Smith Gallery, South Australia, Jul 15 - Jun 6, 2013

Idolatry Exhibition Essay – Jennifer Hay
June, 2013

Devotion of the masses to the materialistic excesses of contemporary life is explored in Robin Eley’s suite of paintings ‘Idolatry’. While this at first may seem to be a straightforward theme for the artist and viewer to appreciate, what emerges is a deeper acknowledgement of the existential conundrum of humanity. Religious paintings and their iconography of veneration, adoration and baptism found in the history of art, here represents an alternative spiritual journey for an alternative religion.         –  Read complete essay