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August Exhibitions

 4 –  19 August 2017

Opening Friday 4 August 6-8pm

Artist Talks Saturday 19 August 3-5pm

10 Junction street Marrickville

6 minutes easy walk aong Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station


GALLERY ONE

Landscaping

Amala Groom

Kim Mahood

Nicole Monks

Katya Petetskaya

Douglas Schofield

Peter Sharp

Kristel Smits

 Landscaping brings together the work of seven artists: Amala Groom, Kim Mahood, Nicole Monks, Katya Petetskaya, Douglas Schofield, Peter Sharp and Kristel Smits. Normally understood as a process whereby land is physically modified according to an aesthetic schema, landscaping, in this exhibition, becomes a way of seeing, being and responding. The aim is to bring a variety of perspectives into a dialogue, whether they are driven by formal considerations and/or political and cultural imperatives.

GALLERY TWO

Marie McMahon

Weathered

Perforated colour-forms and flow formations. Recent paintings.

These experiments with organic form and colour come from interactions with some of the natural phenomena at Cape Banks and Cruwee Cove in Botany Bay, from fungus growing in the bush to the contents of rockpools and the perforations created by the weathering of rocks.

THE CRANNY

Jodi Woodward

Matter(ed) Memory

“Our present is the materiality of our life, it is unique for each moment of duration.” (Bergson, H. 1911)

The physicality and alchemy of this drawing investigation, uses steel and paper to contest the delicate and volatile relationship between the two mediums. Drawn with plasma and molten ash this performative record evidences time, chance and endurance, challenging notions of survival and wholeness.

DEEP SPACE

Rosie Thomas

What am I doing? Why are you here?

Time is problematic. It is a measurement of distance. A non-solid that fills a space. What am I doing? Why are you here? proposes a disorientation of ones self in a non-space. Here the artist intersects the real and the invented and invites her audience to be actively self-reflexive. The artist negotiates the moments of failure associated an unsustainable and only partially accessible poetic time-associated materiality.

Images from top to bottom: Amala Groom, Portrait of a Woman, 2015, Epsom pigment print on Ilford Gallerie gloss 310gsm, ed 1/10 + 1AP. Image: Liz Warning; Marie McMahon, Perforated Polychrome #2, 2017. Photo Warren Mackriss, Hi Res Digital Imaging; Jodi Woodward, Plate 1 (detail), 5mm mild steel and ink, 30 x 60cm, Image by Eliza McInnes; and Rosie Thomas, What am I doing? (detail) Why are you here? 2017, Image courtesy of the artist.

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It was another great night at AirSpace Projects for the opening of Landscape Too.  And to echo ek.1’s video work ‘Make it real (one more time)’ storm clouds and lightening provided a dramatic backdrop but fortunately spared us from the deluge that struck parts of the south coast and tablelands.  In the manner of a gothic harbinger fruit bats streamed across the sky to seek refuge in the city, forewarning only those who are inclined to superstition.

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The work looks great, a mixture of traditional and new media responses to the enduring concern of landscape. In recent years, new questions have been raised in relation to landscape, framing it not as a shared or agreed upon reality but rather as a subjective experience where its representation reflects the attributes of the culture it emerges from.  Some of the questions have been addressed in the work and the accompanying booklet, encouraging viewers and readers to reflect upon their own experience of landscape and to consider how it is socially and culturally manipulated.

Viewing art on the internet doesn’t compare to viewing art in the flesh. Not only is there the variation of scale to consider, some of the works function as sounds and moving images while the more traditional media offer seductive surfaces not easily appreciated when mediated by the virtual world. Here are a few details of work to entice you over to Marrickville. And come enjoy the ambience of AirSpace Projects.

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Ron McBurnie, Catherine Parker and Stephen Spurrier. Unraveling a Constellation (detail), 2014. Etching, screenprint and acrylic paint on paper, 20 x 20cm each.

 

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ek.1 (Katie Louise Williams and Emma Hicks). Make it real (one more time) (detail), 2014. Digital print on fabric banner, digital video looped on LCD screen on four panels. 69 x 240cm.

 

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Hayley Megan French. Some Distance (detail), 2014. Acrylic on canvas, 120 x 160cm.

 

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Mark Shorter, Two Sketches for Antipodysseus (detail), 2014. Two channel HD video installation, 9:34. Camera Jürgen Kerkovius.

 

Landscape Too, curated by Hayley Megan French and Carla Liesch, is on until Saturday 19 April, 5.00pm.

Artists and writers respond to the idea of landscape.

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