Glenn Walls – SUPER CREATIVE GRID

Forever Young Part 3

Posted in Forever Young Part 3 by Super on September 12, 2022

Glenn Walls. Untitled (Forever Young. Oscar, The Smiths). Paper stacks, wood, laser cut metal, mirror tiles, carpet, 2022. Words are taken from quotes by Oscar Wilde and The Smiths’ 1985 song “There is a light that never goes out”.

Forever Young is a continuation of the series “Massacre – Bodies that Matter” from 2018 – 2019.

Glenn Walls. Untitled (Forever Young, The Smiths). Paper stacks, wood, laser cut metal, mirror tiles, carpet, 2022. Words are taken from The Smiths’ 1985 song “There is a light that never goes out”.

Glenn Walls. Untitled (Forever Young, The Smiths). Paper stacks, wood, laser cut metal, mirror tiles, carpet, 2022. Words are taken from The Smiths’ 1985 song “There is a light that never goes out”.

Glenn Walls. Untitled (Forever Young, Oscar Wilde). Paper stacks, laser cut metal, gold beads, 2022. Words are taken from a quote by Oscar Wilde

Glenn Walls. Untitled (Forever Young, after Felix). Paper stacks, red glitter paper, mirror tiles, 2022.

Glenn Walls. Untitled (Forever Young, The Smiths). Paper stacks, laser cut metal, gold beads, 2022. Words are taken from The Smiths’ 1985 song “There is a light that never goes out”.

Closure

Posted in Closure by Super on May 22, 2022

In 2018 I held an exhibition called “Massacre: Bodies that Matter” at Kings ARI. The exhibition highlighted the unsolved gay murders in Sydney in the 1970s to the 2000s. Due to a combination of police indifference/incompetence/homophobia many of these murders went unsolved. Last week the murder of American citizen Scott Johnson was finally solved.

To find out more click on the link below:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-05-07/scott-johnson-murders-still-haunt-sydney/101045786

To see the works from the 2018 exhibition “Massacre: Bodies that Matter” at Kings ARI.

https://glennwalls.com/category/massacre/

Glenn Walls. Drawing from Butt Magazine. 2018. Drawing on paper. 21 x 20 cms

I never can say goodbye (Part 2)

Posted in I never can say goodbye (Part 2) by Super on November 15, 2021

Glenn Walls. At the end of the day, people are just really disappointing. Black sequin material, mirror perspex letters, white frame 2021.

Glenn Walls. Remember the future is not yet written. Black sequin material, mirror perspex text, white frame 2021.

Glenn Walls. “If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life”. Quote from Oscar Wilde. Mirror ball, black sequin material, and mirror perspex text.

Glenn Walls. “If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life”. Quote from Oscar Wilde. Mirror ball, black sequin material, and mirror perspex text. Detail.

Architecture preoccupation with ‘normality’ has left little room for queer domestic space to come to the fore. This body of work contributes to public acknowledgment of queer space in the built environment, highlighting queer injustices. Few artists have broached this subject. I am interested in creating a personal definition of queer space that is not hidden and is a reaction against normative symbols of masculinity and the ‘heterosexual assumption’ presented by 1960s Italian architectural group Superstudio anti-design grid. Inspired by Cuban artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s work “Untitled” (Death by Gun), 1990, these works are based on research conducted on the gay and trans killings that took place in Sydney and worldwide in the late 1970s till now. 

Super Pride (Superstudio – The Continuous Monument, 1969)

Posted in Super Pride (Superstudio – The Continuous Monument by Super on April 26, 2021

Glenn Walls. Super Pride (Superstudio – The Continuous Monument, 1969). 2020. Colour mirror tiles, skate wheels & mirror plinth.

Installation view at Uro Bookshop at Collingwood Yards. This work was included in the exhibition”A Strange Space” held at Collingwood Yards.

Glenn Walls. Super Pride (Superstudio – The Continuous Monument, 1969). 2020. Colour mirror tiles, skate wheels & mirror plinth.

Installation view at Uro Bookshop at Collingwood Yards. This work was included in the exhibition”A Strange Space” held at Collingwood Yards.

Glenn Walls. Super Pride (Superstudio – The Continuous Monument, 1969). Mirror tiles and skate wheels.

Glenn Walls. Super Pride (Superstudio – The Continuous Monument, 1969). Mirror tiles and skate wheels.

Glenn Walls. Super Pride (Superstudio – The Continuous Monument, 1969). Mirror tiles and skate wheels.

Super – I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me).

Posted in Super - I want to dance with somebody by Super on February 14, 2021

Glenn Walls. I wanna dance with somebody (Who loves me). Mirror tiles, chain, light bulbs. 2021

Super – Beat

Posted in Super - Beat by Super on February 14, 2021

Glenn Walls. Beat. Boulders, paint. 2021

Pandemic Architecture

Posted in Pandemic architecture by Super on September 25, 2020

Glenn Walls. I think we fucked up. (Theo Van Doesburgh, Contra-Construction: project for a private house. Axonometric. 1923). Pencil on paper. 2020. 21 x 29 cms