Portraits of subversive construction signs streaked across the room. One had the image of a face constructed from chains. Another, a mind imprisoned behind a lock. Four Horsemen is becoming an emerging force in these quirky exhibits showcasing homegrown talent ( like Safety by Brendan Ratzlaff) to intercontinental artists such as exhibits from Australian artists.
They’re engaging shows that always seem to draw a crowd of people in their mid teens to late twenties, adorned in this premier menswear boutique of Victoria. The most recent seems to be the busiest yet, with over twenty to thirty people flocking into the stores minimalist corridors.
I’ve always enjoyed these for the personability present. The artist might be there, anxiously looking onward at browsers. Observers might be spinning their own interpretation of the image, such as one person I talked to breaking down the lock metaphor and how it applied to their own life. These are exciting shows and worth keeping an eye on how they develop.