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November Exhibitions

3-18 November 2017

Opening Event: Friday 3 November 6-8pm

Artist Talks: Saturday 18 November 3-5pm

GALLERY ONE

Susan Buret
Mainly Martha

The idea of house and home for ourselves, and for the work we make, has occupied artists since Miriam Shapiro and Judy Chicago’s ground breaking exhibition Woman House in Los Angeles in 1972.

Working somewhere between art, life and decoration across painting, textiles and installation this body of works mediates my tangle of ideas and memories of house, home and agency in domestic space and its relationship to my experiences when installing exhibitions. Placing the work in the gallery space to suggest a domestic interior I hope to implicate the viewer and their own immediate context in my work. As it teeters on the edge of prettiness, with tongue in cheek, I have named the exhibition after the fallen happy homemaker Martha Stewart. In this body of work, I seek to interrogate my place as an aging female artist/compulsive decorator.

Susan Buret
October 2017

GALLERY TWO AND THE CRANNY

Place of all return
T-E-A-R Collective

Artists: Ben Adams, Carlos Agamaz Garcia, Chi Chi Menendez, Clara Chung, Danny Giles, Erin Schloeffel, Gabbi Lancaster, Giorgia De Biasi, Karolina Partyka, Marlaina Read, Michael Lai, Mija Healey, Moonhee Kim, Paula S Y Ngu, Patrick Smith, Rosanna Goslett-King

Facilitated by Hayden Fowler

A new group exhibition by T-E-A-R Collective at AirSpace Projects invites audiences to consider the environment of Smith’s Lake through the collaborative works of sixteen emerging and early career multidisciplinary artists.

Place of all return is the collective’s first exhibition, and examines the shifting contemporary relationship between humanity and the natural world, and historical and cultural influences shaping his engagement. The collective came together following an intensive experimental contemporary art lab and residency at Smith’s Lake on the NSW mid-north coast, facilitated by artist Hayden Fowler.

DEEP SPACE

Catherine Polcz
Corpus: Part 3

If you have never taken the time to consider how odd our relationships are with our bodies, the final phase of this unconventional display of body-oriented artifacts will facilitate your thoughts.

 

November Banner Image details (top): 1. Susan Buret, Primal Instinct, 2017, mixed media on linen, 180 x 120cm. Image: Brett East. 2. Carlos Agamez Garcia, Ladder to Nowhere, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist 3. Catherine Polcz, Dental Impression. Photo: AirSpace Projects.
Top to Bottom 1: Susan Buret, Primal Instinct, 2017, pencil, flashe cotton canvas and wool on linen, 180 x 120cm. Image: Brett East. 2: Carlos Agamaz Garcia, Ladder To Nowhere, 2017. Courtesy of the artist. 3: Catherine Polcz, Teratoma, 2017, mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.

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The August exhibitions have now concluded and we are now preparing the galleries for the installation of the September exhibitions

1-16 September 2017

Opening: Friday 1 September, 6-8pm

Talks: Saturday 16 September, 3-5pm

GALLERY ONE

Red Herring II: Construct

Anthony Cahill and Pollyxenia Joannou

This collaboration explores what Cahill and Joannou surmised to be the similarities of each other’s work when exhibited side by side having been sight unseen by the other. It was decided that a theme could be used to give connection, a starting point for the exhibition. This connection was to be based on the subject of ‘construct’ (a complex image or idea constructed, piled or put together).
 
Joannou and Cahill settled on a format, proceeded to their studios and over the past 12 months, have produced this body of work.

GALLERY TWO AND THE CRANNY

Wood Is Part Of Life

Ajay Sharma

Master miniature painter Ajay Sharma and partner Vinita Sharma, will be presenting new paintings and works in the tradition of Indian miniature painting from their studio in Jaipur. Ajay Sharma’s series, Wood Is Part Of Life, is about the cycle of life. It is a reflection on how trees are part of this cycle and how wood accompanies us from birth to death.

Ajay Sharma’s exhibition will be accompanied by two 5-day miniature painting workshops. There are still places left in Workshop 2 from 11-15 September. Go to SquarePeg Studios for more information and bookings.

GALLERY TWO AND THE CRANNY

Recent Paintings

Vinita Sharma

AirSpace Projects presents new paintings by Vinita Sharma as well as works in the tradition of miniature painting. Vinita Sharma has taken elements from different aspects of ancient Indian culture such as paintings, books, clothing, everyday implements, motifs and symbols and combined those elements to create her own unique compositions.

DEEP SPACE

Catherine Polcz

Corpus: a guide to the human body

Catherine Polcz, artist, scientist and museologist, this year presents Corpus: a guide to the human body, a pop-up museum that explores the body, medicine and materiality through the display of historical artifacts, scientific tools and art. This will be an expanding project at AirSpace projects over a three-month period, from September to November.

This exhibition will examine the body as a concept that merges science, pseudoscience, design and art. The simultaneous exploration of these themes allows us to creatively consider our relationship to our bodies throughout history and in different disciplines with distinct theoretical frameworks. The exhibition presents a multifaceted concept of the human body through the display of sixty unique objects.

Catherine Polcz is an artist, scientist and museologist. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Biology and a Masters in Plant Science and has studied documentary media and photography at universities and artist-run centres in Canada. She creates interdisciplinary projects that inspire critical thinking about science. Her recent project, Herba Morbus: Museum of Plant Intelligence, was a researched and playful exhibition about historical and contemporary ideas around plant sentience and behaviour. In addition to curating her own museum exhibitions, Catherine is a curatorial researcher with the unconventional and critically renown design centre, Mmuseumm, in New York.

To view expansions of this exhibition please note the dates below

October 6-21
Opening: Friday 6 October, 6-8pm
November 3-18
Opening: Friday 3 November, 6-8pm

This project has been supported by


Images top to bottom: 1. September exhibitions composite image 2. (left) Anthony Cahill, Monument, 2017, oil on canvas, 140 x 140cm. Image courtesy of the artist and (right) Pollyxenia Joannou, Construct, 2017, oil on canvas, 140 x 140cm. Photo credit: John McRae 3. Ajay Sharma, Youth, 2017, stone pigments, khariya on wasli paper, 29.5 x 40cm. Image courtesy of the artist. 4. Vinita Sharma, Untitled, 2017, stone and natural pigments with khariya, gum arabic on wasli paper, 25.5 cm x 35.5cm. Image courtesy of the artist. 5. Catherine Polcz, banner for corpus: a guide to the human body. Courtesy of the artist.

 

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