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The snow domes show!

This show is actually called Big, bold and beautiful but you will definitely relate to it as the snow domes show!

Ullmann, N. Size does matter. 2012

Ullmann, N. Size does matter. 2012

Ullmann, N. Move in or add a second story. 2012

Ullmann, N. Move in or add a second story. 2012

In one room of The Hughes Gallery, Naomi Ullmann has created a miniature world. Ullmann’s snow domes are home to carefully constructed ‘McMansions’ made using bits of lego and chopped up credit cards. There’s a distorted and quirky magnification that occurs when you peer into each snow dome – walls bend as light refracts around the curved surfaces of the dome. There’s a disorientation which pulls right at our heart as we evaluate our commitment to home ownership, the cycle of renovation and extension. Home Beautiful under the microscope. Ullmann’s commentary, made poignant by the use of real estate slogans as titles for each snow dome, can’t be misinterpreted.

It’s fun; fitted out with astro-turf and curved pathway, the entire experience mimics trundling though a display home suburb, where nothing is real or lived in but each home a microcosm of dreams and aspirations peddled out to us and masquerading as fulfillment, success and happiness.

Go and have a look! Closes 21 November, The Hughes Gallery, 270 Devonshire Street Surry Hills.

 

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