‘yearning – red frost’, was exhibited Gary Deirmendjian, solo show ‘asunder‘ in December of 2020. Deirmendjian is a sharp observer of the present, finding pockets of unsettling beauty through different forms, including sculpture, installation, photographs and video work. ‘promise’ is a penis that has been torn away from the flesh of the body, crafted as a counter-weight to the masculine hubris that lingers in society. Covered in gold leaf, the work is both alluring and disquieting. Artist and critic John Adair describes Deirmendjian’s works as “a poetic response; often dark, melancholic, but not without hope.”
Gary Deirmendjian has exhibited extensively across Australia and has received notable awards and commissions for both private and public artworks across the world. He has been invited to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Contour 556 and on the Wynscreen at Wynyard Station on numerous occasions. Deirmendjian has also been asked to judge public art awards himself, most recently the FIVEX Art Prize.