TWO BY SIX
Caroline Askew, Ann Cunningham, Di Ellis, Rona Green (curator), Pam Jackson, Annelise Scott.
two by six is a group exhibition of pairs of prints by six Melbourne based printmakers.
Each artist examines a different theme through their work including memory and association, connection with nature, the constraints of costume, identity issues, relationship dynamics and the domestic space – all things relating to the human
James Eisen employ’s distinct materials and methods to create sculptural installations using mixed and found forms. Eisen’s practice connects an accumulation of objects with experimentation, which tends towards a combination of drawing, collage, assemblage, sculpture, video and photography.
The depictions are often based from research and personal experiences of the artist. Eisen tends to leave the viewer to experience an arbitrary situation involving the natural and the un-natural.
James lives and works in Melbourne and graduated from VCA in 2009.
OPEN MIND: A TOY
Hillary Archer will exhibit an interactive work, challenging the viewer to create a story from images and ideas that occur from the interfaces of cubes based on a collapsed Rubic Cube. This is her version of the puzzle and is a schema for the right brain; the left brain model is based on 5 x infinity and simply unravels into time, words & music. The work includes a chromatic Sudoku.
Vital Statistics is a playful post-modern exhibition where classic pin-up style colour photographs of contemporary Australian women are projected onto a screen in a lo-fi 50's 'slide night' domestic setting. Artist Bernadette Keys explores and contrasts representations of contemporary 'digital' pin-ups with the classic genre through humour, colour, concept, irony, performance, fantasy and imperfection. Use of a slide projector to view images communicates the power of technology to shape and influence perception - as Marshall McLuhan foretold, 'the medium is the message.'
Gallery 3 and Foyer Space
Vanessa Van Houten
Taboo is a series of 11 tableaux vivants which opens the facade of a Bavarian, middle-class house and shows the life of a young woman with her possessive grandfather and his poodle.
Vanessa Van Houten was born in San Rafael, California in 1971 and grew up in the Bahamas, Berlin and Munich. After completing a Bachelor of Photography at Polytechnic University in Dortmund, Germany she relocated to New York City to study with Jonas Mekas at The Anthology Film Archives. In 2007 she completed a Bachelor of Filmmaking at The Film Academy in Munich.