c3 opens its new show on Wednesday the 1st of February from 6-8pm
Show runs from the 1st - 18th February
THE ERROR OF DIALOGUE
I am interested in the exploration and identification through the visual dialogue of the liminal space between cultures, in particular between indigenous and non-indigenous cultures. I am interested in the place of creative uncertainty and how we define our cultural reality and identity. In this work I attempt to explore the construction and maintenance of a reality by examining what makes the dialogue difficult. By acknowledging the need for a decolonisation process I aim to investigate how we separate and alienate ourselves from our humanity through the denial of violence.
Porcelain Certainties explores ‘the home’ as a physical and psychological space of security. Lana studies the ‘meaningful’ things that fill voids in personal spaces. In this investigation she creates paintings; a commodity laced with meanings and narratives that will again, inhabit an empty space.
Substituting Nature explores the ephemeral nature of ruin and its transcended status and utility within art practice. This exhibition aligns the destructive process of incineration with creative methodology to magically transform commonplace materials into sublime ruin. Nature’s reclamation on architectural ruin is replicated in the intricate scaffolding and it’s encroachment on charred ruinous sculptures.
Constellations presents a collection of discrete experiments in chromatic experience. Through a visual language drawing equally on maps, diagrams and colour charts, the works are experiments in the aggregation of harmonious, jarring or incongruous colour schemes. Specifically referencing the logic of colour-coding and 'shaded-area' maps, the works hint at a correlating order in the varied relationships of colour and shape.
Pleasure Structures, Contemporary Lifestyles is a formalized milieu of cultural tropes and materials that emulate concepts of pleasure, athleticism, luxury and relaxation:
The Lynx Effect™ on a plinth
Site improvements for the self
By presenting an exhaustive orchestra of precarious materials, textiles and sensual objects, Pleasure Structures… investigates the formal divide, tension and precarious nature of pleasure-centric objects which occupy and pervade the spaces our own offices, homes, beauty salons, relaxation Meccas... Entirely sensory, these objects present, market and guarantee a refined catalogue of aesthetics, attitudes, ideals and morals. Pleasure Structures, Contemporary Lifestyles is a gentrified endorsement event of class, elegance, lifestyle and confidence.
Monster Energy. Unleash The Beast ®
DRAWING WITH LIGHT: SOLAR OPTICS
In the “Drawing with light projects”, rather than using the camera to clarify or consolidate realities, the camera is used as an eye and arm that reaches into the world of unperceivable spaces and unfolded pockets of light. By activating these spaces reality becomes extended. Visual language extends the boundaries of thought, especially through abstraction, taking the mind to mysterious places.
This series of images are made with sunlight, L.E.D. light and photography. The process involves tracing movements in space with light. Etienne-Jules Marey’s practice of tracing energy in space, as a way of making “grace take form” is an idea I’m really drawn to. Like Marey I’m following this idea of tracing movements and rhythms to create sculptural forms in my images.
c3 is a non-profit contemporary art space located within the basement of the historic Abbotsford Convent building. Forming a key element to the Convent’s arts, cultural and education precinct, the gallery presents an innovative and engaging approach to the presentation of contemporary exhibitions, across all forms of artistic practice.
Situated in an iconic building with a ground level entrance facing heritage gardens and the Yarra River, c3 offers a unique platform for contemporary community culture.