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AirSpace Projects Exhibitions

Continue Until

19, 20 and 21 November

The Artists Will Be Present

On Saturday 21 November 11-5pm

Come and Join Us

Gallery One

Sally Clarke: She Bush

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Gallery Two

Jan Fieldsend: Massed Arrangements

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The Cranny

Sophie Clague: Distillates

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Deep Space

Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark Shredded

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Outer Space

Sarah Newall’s Rocket Stove

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Four New Exhibitions Open 11am November 6

Opening Event: Friday 6 November 6-8pm

with

A Musical Performance by Kate She Bush

with a brief Introduction on the Labiaphone by Nedella Kelly, 6.30pm

Gallery One

Sally Clarke

She Bush

An Intro detail

Gallery Two

Jan Fieldsend

Massed Arrangements

Jan Fieldsend, Sydney Roccoco (detail) pencil on screenprinted paper with collaged elements 40 x 60 cm 2015

The Cranny

Sophie Clague

Distillates

Sophie clague, 'Untitled" 2015, welded steel, painted steel mesh, stainless steel, plywood, acrylic paint, copper wire, acrylic; 600 x 600 x 170 mm

Deep Space

Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark

Stuplimity and the Aesthetics of Neo-Liberalism

Maria Miranda and Norie Neumark, Shredded, Video performance, 2015. Image courtesy of the artists.

Outer Space

Sarah Newall

Girl Shed III continues

Not for drinking

© 2015. All images copyright of the artists.

Glenn Locklee has written a lovely positive review of Anie Nheu and Jan Fieldsend’s exhibition Playbox: sixtoeight

Playbox continues from Thursday 7 August to Saturday 9 August and again from 14 to 16 August, 11.00am to 6.00pm Thursday/Friday and to 5.00pm Saturday.

Problem Child
Anie Nheu, Problem Child, 2014. Acrylic paint on wire mesh. Photo credit: AirSpace Projects.

Jan Fieldsend
Jan Fieldsend, Quick Sketch, Swan, 2014. Paoers – carbon, crepe, found japanese woodblock. Photo credit: AirSpace Projects.

And just in case you want to know what it’s all about:

Sydney artists Anie Nheu and Jan Fieldsend work independently then collaboratively to bring together a collection of unlikely objects and materials to stunning effect. While the title Playbox holds childhood associations, this exhibition delves into adult considerations of bodies, emotions, memories and inter-cultural space. Seductive hand painted and drawn surfaces are juxtaposed against industrial and manufactured materials that carry signifiers of culture, place and history. The result is a sophisticated installation crafted with intense deliberation and intelligence.

Informed by the thoughts of the Japanese school of thought Mono-ha (Nheu) and the practice of Ikebana (Fieldsend), extensive time and attention has been paid to the arrangement of things to provide a multi-sensorial experience. Western art history has not been overlooked and references to Minimalism, the Pattern and Decoration Movement and Abstraction abound.

While there is a strong sense of play and collaboration in this installation, playmates Nheu and Fieldsend have left behind a sense of nostalgia, and an emotional residue that is unsettling but fascinating. Works titled Problem Child, Disassembled Monument for a Slow-Motion Dancer and The Tooth Fairy are all shaped and placed in such a way that that it leaves no doubt that this installation is not a consequence of child’s play.

 

Anie Nheu and Jan Fieldsend

 

11.00am Friday 1 August – 5.00pm Saturday 16 August 2014

Anie Nheu Playbox image 1
Anie Nheu, Crepuscule, 2014. Oil on board, 30 x 25cm. Image Credit: AirSpace Projects

Opening tonight: 6.00 – 8.00pm, 10 Junction Street, Marrickville.

Sydney artists Anie Nheu and Jan Fieldsend work independently then collaboratively to bring together a collection of unlikely objects and materials to stunning effect. While the title Playbox holds childhood associations, this exhibition delves into adult considerations of bodies, emotions, memories and inter-cultural space. Seductive hand painted and drawn surfaces are juxtaposed against industrial and manufactured materials that carry signifiers of culture, place and history. The result is a sophisticated installation crafted with intense deliberation and intelligence.

Informed by the thoughts of the Japanese school of thought Mono-ha (Nheu) and the practice of Ikebana (Fieldsend), extensive time and attention has been paid to the arrangement of things to provide a multi-sensorial experience. Western art history has not been overlooked and references to Minimalism, the Pattern and Decoration Movement and Abstraction abound.

While there is a strong sense of play and collaboration in this installation, playmates Nheu and Fieldsend have left behind a sense of nostalgia, and an emotional residue that is unsettling but fascinating. Works titled Problem Child, Disassembled Monument for a Slow-Motion Dancer and The Tooth Fairy are all shaped and placed in such a way that that it leaves no doubt that this installation is not a consequence of child’s play.

Playbox

An installation of disparate works

by

Anie Nheu and Jan Fieldsend

Opens 6.00 – 8.00pm Friday 1 August

Pbox1 Invite image

Image: © 2014 Anie Nheu and Janice Fieldsend

Exhibition runs from

Friday 1 August to Saturday 16 August

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