OPENING: Downsides Up, Insides Out
Guest Speaker: Anna Platten, South Australian artist who holds a unique position in Australian contemporary art.
Exhibition Dates: 23 November - 16 December
Event time: 6pm - 8pm
Speaker: Anna Platten @6:30pm
Mel Brown’s series of paintings explores notions of the body as a conduit for dialogue – individual and collective. A conversation initiated by the physicality of body positionings, acting as a medium for contemplation on perception, temporality and space. Skin operates as a performative surface, a dance of light and temperature, exposure and concealment, tension and release. The works bring to attention the intricacies and complexities of human connection. A reflection on the delicate balance of life and ways of being in the world and with each other.
The pastel drawings by Trena Everuss continue her interest in urban environments and making the ordinary become extraordinary.
Travelling to Asia frequently I am fascinated by the world that exists behind the tourist-focused sights. Often, I can find fodder for the extra-ordinary, as was the case with the trees on top of a shop, other times I make it happen.
Equally important as representing place, is the formalism in her drawings.
My aim is to create a distancing of the subject by focussing on the design elements of the picture. By doing so, an intimate representation of a familiar scene is created in conjunction with an abstract, in some cases moody image. This gives the drawing the contrasting qualities of a strongly detailed memory and also a detached more abstract scene.