Christopher Day makes photomontage composites drawn from his personal photographic archive of unexpected historical and contemporary subjects. Employing collage as a language to disrupt meaning, his documentary images of everyday scenes, nature and objects meld into faces and far-off dreamscapes. Prioritising the extravagant, the surreal and the humorous, Permanent Deferral explores the opulence of pleasure in our decayed future.
Day’s solo exhibitions include End, Curtain House, Melbourne, 2012; After The Breadcrumbs, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne and Black & Blue Gallery, Sydney, 2009; A Little Boob, Victoria Park Gallery, Melbourne, 2008; and Big Trouble In Little China Heights (with Dan Moynihan) China Heights, Sydney, 2008. Recent group exhibitions include Blokes, Neospace, Melbourne, 2012; Hijacked III, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney and QUAD Gallery, Derby, UK, 2012; SPBH, MiCamera, Milan, 2011; and South, Monster Children Gallery, Sydney, 2009.