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Current Exhibitions

6-21 October 2017

Artist Talks: Saturday 21 October 3-5pm

GALLERY ONE

Kendal Heyes

Pilgrims and Strangers

This series is about voyagers on the sea, those who arrive at their intended destination and those who don’t make it, and especially those who are kept on the outside of borders that ideally should be open to them.

Freedom of movement is a basic human right; therefore there should be open borders between states. The principle is that simple. I like to think at some point in the future people will look back and see restrictive national borders as the greatest injustice of this era, equivalent to the restriction of opportunities for peasants in the Middle Ages.*

In the meantime countries like Germany and Canada are at least working humanely in ways that gesture toward a future of open borders, while Australia persists with its harsh treatment of refugees under its secretive offshore detention regime.

These drawings are partly in response to the wilful cruelty of the Australian government in its treatment of refugees. The making of these images one dot at a time is literally an extended meditation on the issue of asylum seekers trying to reach Australia by sea. The dot-image format also highlights the media’s often problematic role in representing refugees.

KH 2017

*For discussion of open borders, see Joseph Carens, The Case for Open Borders, in The Ethics of Immigration, Oxford, 2013, p225, and Rutger Bregman, Beyond the Gates of the Land of Plenty, in Utopia for Realists, Bloomsbury, 2016, p214.

GALLERY TWO

Carolyn Craig

Katelyn Dunn

Caity Reynolds

The Human Version of a Used Car

The failure of subjective conformance is ritualised in the practices of three contemporary female artists who each fear mail with official stamps, corner views, unkempt desire and gambling ratios.

THE CRANNY

Annee Miron

Candy Royalle

Even The Young

Wordsmith, Candy Royalle and visual artist, Annee Miron met as artists-in-residence on Wodi Wodi land of the Yuin nation at Bundanon. Australian red cedar (Toona Ciliata) once extended through rainforests from Southern NSW to Far North Queensland. After 1778 the felling or “getting” of those cedars played a significant part in colonisation. By 1970 it was harvested almost to extinction.

As they waiver, reach, and seek to acknowledge the Australian red cedar tree, Royalle and Miron invite you to participate in their collaboration. Even The Young requires its audience to gather and activate both the words and installation, and our relationship to that past and our future.

DEEP SPACE

Catherine Polcz

Corpus: Part 2

Catherine Polcz, artist, scientist and museologist, 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 exhibition examines the body as a concept that merges science, pseudo-science, 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 within distinct theoretical frameworks. The exhibition presents a multifaceted concept of the human body through the display of sixty unique objects. This  is Part 2 of an exhibition that is  expanding over a three-month period from September to November.

Images top to bottom: 1. Kendal Heyes, Untitled, 2017, ink on paper, 100 x 150cm. Image courtesy of the artist.  2. Carolyn Craig, Angles of Incidence Panel #3, 2016, etching on folded aluminium, 254.5 x 34cm. Image courtesy of the artist.  3. (LHS) Caity Reynolds, Self Preservation Dental Plan, 2015-16, unfired clay, variable  (RHS) Katelyn Jane Dunn, Sponge photograph, 2016,  variable. Image courtesy of the artists. 3. Even The Young (detail),  2017, found cardboard, charcoal, and a little PVA glue. Image by Annee Miron 4. Catherine Polcz, Corpus, 2017, digital banner. Courtesy of the artist.

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ARTIST TALKS

Saturday 20 May 3-5pm

10 Junction Street Marrickville

Just 6 minutes walk along Schwebel Street from Marrickville Station

1. Stella Chen, Facade of Memory: Caged, 2015-17, camera-based performance, single channel sound/installation, 150cm x 265cm. Photographer Franz Anthony

Join Eunjoo Jang and Stella Chen on Saturday 20 May 3-5pm for more stimulating talks at AirSpace Projects. AirSpace Projects’ Director, Sally Clarke, will also discuss the exhibition of original paintings by Ajay and Vinita Sharma, Review before the Storm, a preliminary exhibition before Ajay Sharma comes out in September for an exhibition of new works and workshops. The four exhibitions offer a broad range of ideas for discussion ranging from the codification of the artist to the interpretation of dreams through modern technologies.  We will delve into questions such as what makes an Indian miniature painting contemporary and how does one come to terms with generational trauma when there are only fragmented memories to work with.

After the talks we will have informal conversations over tea and home-baked cakes. It’s also your chance to catch another moving painting by wax artist Sarah Eddowes, in a most surprising location.

Misael M., Asemic Writing, 2015-2017, Installation, spray paint, canvas, oil, synthetic leather, basket, eggs. Photography by Isabel Rouch.

IWOST

Bonus Open Day

and last day of the May exhibitions

Sunday 21 May 11-5pm

10 Junction Street Marrickville

Eunjoo Jang, Vitruvian Pink, 2017, paint, ink and scratch hologram on aluminium, 120 x120cm. Image courtesy of the artist.

 

Ajay Sharma, Shiva and Parvati (from original series 1-4), khariya, stone pigment, 31 x 41cm. Image courtesy of the atist

 

 

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Current Exhibitions

on view until Saturday 22 August

AirSpace Projects open from 11.00am Thursday, Friday and Saturday

10 Junction Street Marrickville


 Galleries One and Two

Paintings by Mum

Brenda Samuels

Curated by Miranda Samuels

Brenda Samuels, Yakult From Japan copy

Throughout her life Brenda has been a prolific painter. Despite her passion and talent, however, domestic and familial responsibilities have always taken priority over her art practice.

In response to this, Brenda and Miranda came up with a domestic-artistic arrangement that would allow Brenda to focus on her painting and produce a significant body of work for this show. It involves the use of housework as a curatorial strategy whereby Miranda, in her role as curator, fulfils a share of her domestic responsibilities each week so that she can maximise her time spent painting.

Here, cleaning, sweeping and mundane errands are ascribed artistic and economic value in the form of contemporary art; i.e. eight hours of washing, tidying and cooking = one small oil painting

Brenda and Miranda’s partnership has given rise to many fruitful discussions regarding women in the art-world, mother-daughter collaborations, the artistic value of housework and reproductive labour, housework as a curatorial strategy, emerging middle-aged female artists, and the contemporary relevance of the 1970’s International Wages For Housework Campaign.

Brenda will exhibit her most recent body of work – a series of small still-life paintings that depict objects emblematic of contemporary consumerist culture. In her impasto renderings of anti-ageing moisturiser bottles, takeaway coffee cups and cans of home-brand beetroot, she invites viewers to reflect on a number of things; the seduction of packaging, our quest for youthfulness and the geopolitics of food consumption to name a few.

Image: Brenda Samuels, Yakult from Japan, 2014, oil on canvas, 30 x 30 cm. Photo credit: Simon Hewson

 The Cranny

Matthew James

An Endless Horizon

airspace-web-Matthew James- An Endless Horizon

Photographs lack the peripheral experience of viewing a scene first hand; images often don’t match up to how we perceive a landscape first hand. This is especially the case when looking out to sea; An Endless Horizon is a series of images exploring the peripheral view. Using a self-developed photographic process, Matt captures images of the ocean that cover a whole roll of 120 photographic slide film, an attempt to make the largest image possible within the constrains of the medium.

Image: Matthew James, An Endless Horizon, 2014/15, velvia Slide film, wooden lightbox, 20 x 20 x 90cm each. Photo Credit: Matthew James.

Deep Space

Suzy Faiz

Video One Painting

AIRSPACE POSTER SUZY FAIZ low res

One installation

One painting

One video

One poster

Suzy Faiz’ work addresses the materials, conventions, styles and histories of painting. It attempts to extend the traditions that it emerges from. She creates paintings as they allow for the continuation of notions of freedom; something that is significant in both art and life.

Suzy Faiz’ work deals with recent contemporary attitudes towards abstraction and can be seen to be working within and against this framework by experimenting with different techniques and solutions within the practice of painting.

 


 

 

Mutable Narratives, Precious Metals: Platinum Edition and Chamber

Artists’ Talk

Saturday 20 June, 3.00pm

Mills, J A Narrative Untitled still from video copy 2

Come along to AirSpace Projects on Saturday 20 June at 3.00pm and join Jack Mannix and Yang-En Hume for what is sure to be a lively conversation inspired by their wonderful works.

Topics revolving around gender identity, body parts, memory and their representation in contemporary art will be up for discussion. All welcome!

Warm beverages will be available 

Chamber

Jack and Sophie

Exhibitions close at 5.00pm

Image Top: Jacqui Mills, Mutable Narratives, 2015. Video still. Image Coutesy of the Artist.
Image Middle: Opening night in Yang-En Hume’s Chamber. Image courtesy of AirSpace Projects.
Image Bottom: Jack Mannix (right) with Sophie Kitson. Image courtesy of AirSpace projects.

Three New Exhibitions

Opening on Friday 5 June, 6.00-8.00pm

All Welcome!

Jacqui Mills

Mutable Narratives

MIlls, J A Narrative Untitled still from video SOLO copy

Jack Mannix

Precious Metals: Platinum Edition

Jack Mannix, Fire In Her Eyes, Angie, Enmore 2012

Yang-En Hume

Chamber

Yang-En Hume

AirSpace Projects will be closed for installation until Friday 5 June 11.00am

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