'21st Century: Art in the First Decade' is an exhibition, publication, blog and series of public programs at the Queensland Art Gallery l Gallery of Modern Art that explore the art of the past ten years. As an expanded platform for the exhibition, the '21st Century Blog' functions as a source book of reference material and contributions provided by artists, curators and writers.Read more
BMX riders, skateboarders, breakdancers, capoeiristas and dirt bikers appear throughout Shaun Gladwell’s practice, refrained in a way antithetical to the usually fast-paced, frenetically edited content of MTV-style television shows. Renouncing distracted entertainment, Gladwell’s protracted slow motion shots combine with moments of stasis to encourage a contemplation not often associated with the activities he represents.
David Trigg, ‘Shaun Gladwell: Seven Year Linework, Spacex, Exeter’ in Art Monthly, no.331, 2009, pp. 25-6.