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Gerling drummer exhibits art

Paul Towner, best known to us music folk as Presser the manic drummer from Sydney electro-indie favourties Gerling, is set to put his other talent on display later this month with an exhibition of artwork at the Mart Gallery in Surry Hills.

Dead Galaxy II (Life Dust) is Presser’s second exhibition and will feature his distinctive collage art, which in recent years has been used by the likes of Decoder Ring and Dappled Cities on their band merchandise.

The collection, which will be on display from February 25th , is a very personal one for Presser, as many of the works were created during a period in which he was battling with depression.

According to the man himself the pieces are, “all created from old mags and books from the 60’s – 80’s. I don’t use any paper after the late 80’s as everything went to gloss”. He also notes that although collage may traditionally be “looked down on” by the art world, it is “also quite beautiful to use forgotten images and make them live again – for people to remember little elements of their past and to hang it on the wall and hopefully walk away with a new translation of my imagination”.

Dead Galaxy II (Life Dust) is happening at Mart Gallery, 156 Commonwealth St Surry Hills, 25Th February -13Th March.

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mr_doobi

mr_doobi said on the 11th Feb, 2010

COME BACK GERLING :( I MISS U GUYS OH SO MUCH

MMRR

MMRR said on the 11th Feb, 2010

starts friday feb 26th! not the 25th.... www.martgallery.tumblr.com

MMRR

MMRR said on the 11th Feb, 2010

starts friday 26th feb not thursday 25th.... cant wait! www.martgallery.tumblr.com

Cpt_Pugwash

Cpt_Pugwash said on the 11th Feb, 2010

I miss the ectasy dens that were Gerling shows, ahhh the memories

Cpt_Pugwash

Cpt_Pugwash said on the 11th Feb, 2010

OLE!


Get activated was also a lesson in how to do crowd hedonism proper.

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 11th Feb, 2010

I loved this band. Went and saw them with a very young Sparkadia in Windsor once haha. (Windsor is a long way away from civilisation)

JackT

JackT said on the 11th Feb, 2010

Once went to an underage rave in Windsor aged 16. Spent 1.5 hours there, then 6 hours (not joking) getting home.

Dexter Ramone

Dexter Ramone said on the 12th Feb, 2010

None of that Surprises me Jack. None of it.

I think you need to tell us more about your walk home.

SlowerQuieter

SlowerQuieter said on the 14th Feb, 2010



One of the best Australian bands in recent years, devastated that Darren chose to leave Gerling in order to pursue his decidedly mediocre side project The E.L.F...