2020 Vision is an art exhibition by gay artist, Stuart Meyer-Plath. It features limited fine art prints, paintings, silver jewellery and figurative male nude bronzes.
2020 Vision celebrates the theme of same-sex relationships and attraction as underpinned by the basic human right of 'Equality' and 'Respect'. Meyer-Plath’s exploration of the issues of 'Equality' and 'Respect' came to fruition due to the series of political circumstances stemming from the 2017 Marriage Equality plebiscite. This event highlighted the fact that contemporary Australian society still possesses diverse and opposing opinions and attitudes towards lifestyles, religion, workplace equality and discrimination. Meyer-Plath’s jewellery depicting the subtle political statement of 'Equality' and 'Respect', in the form of ambigrams, alluding to the fact that despite the current spin-doctoring surrounding these issues we as a society still need to establish and enforce these values across all aspects of society; ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age and religion.
2020 Vision runs from 23rd -29th February, 2020, 11am - 6pm at the Sheffer Gallery, 38 Lander Street, Darlinghurst.
Stuart Meyer-Plath was born in Sydney, Australia to European parents in 1965. He spent his formative years growing up in Spain and Germany before his family settled in Australia. These early childhood travel experiences and exposure to stories and art depicting ancient mythology, religious constructs, relationships and diversity encouraged his interest in classical art and sculpture which has continued to this day. Meyer-Plath’s journey in art has seen him express aspects of his personal experience. This is particularly reflected through his sculpture where the human form has been expressed in both figurative and abstracted forms. Meyer-Plath has explored the notion of what it has meant for him to be both a gay man, a father and in a long-term same-sex relationship for over twenty years. The 3-D male form has been represented throughout history but what makes Meyer-Plath’s sculpture unique is that the male form takes on a sensuality that is rarely expressed. For this reason, his sculpture is both refreshing and inspiring as well as challenging as it questions the notion of sexuality, but in particular, homosexual attraction as depicted in relaxed male, nude poses.