Catherine Woo – Arc One

Headed along flinders lane a couple of weeks back to suss out Arc One gallery for the first time . Walking into the space our eyes were blessed by delicious unique textures and array of color by artist Catherine Woo. 

The exhibition was titled ‘INCENDIE’ and displayed a variety of Woo’s works that looked at various textures that form from heat in nature.

Her work was mesmerising as her array of texture was so bold and interesting to follow with the eye. Every inch of the surface offered various shape and form. When standing back to observe the works as a whole it was as though you were looking at the surface from a birds eye view which offered such a exciting dynamic to the work .

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Heat (detail)

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Ember

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Incendie

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Cinders

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Furnace

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Incandesce

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Ryan Trecartin – Re’Search Wait’S

The-ReSearch-Research-Waits-05This was the most unusual and exciting exhibition i have attended so far!

Never have i ever hoped into a bed in a gallery or sat myself down in a lounge that hit so close to home…literally home.

The video installations were erratic and uneasy, however , the surroundings were so utterly comfortable that the intensity of the video installations were easier to handle . Every time i cringed i was cushioned and felt complete reassurance which also triggered a familiar feeling of being in a dreamlike state the familiar action of having such a elaborate nightmarish dream and awoken in shock but reassured by the soft and smooth surroundings of my beloved bed.

The message Trecartin was conveying was loud and highly relatable. Each character played a part that displayed the disastrous archetypes of society such as consumerists and pretentious beings that are rather self focused and are so consumed with creating a identity of high standard.

I throughly enjoyed each element of this exhibition !

I STRONGLY recommend you pay it a visit ! and its free entry 🙂

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The Fantastic Angus Wishart

Casting back a bit i attended to my good arty-as-hell friend’s exhibition Angus Wishart. I have known Mr.Wishart from a very young age and whilst growing up with him i have fallen in love with his astounding artistic abilities along with many others!

While others including myself were stressing about university applications Angus was following his heart and plotting a fantastic solo adventure across Europe. Over the duration of his travels which ended up to our surprise (also to Angus’s surprise) a year, he took a fantastic and breathe taking array of photographs and when he FINALLY returned from his travels held a exhibition in a emerging cafe’ in the small town of Wonthaggi and wowed the town with his fantastic and magical adventures . His exhibition came to a wrap up with a fantastic night of a not-so-silent auction where all family and friends gathered around to bid on Gus’s astounding work ! not only was there visual stimulation but there was also a feast for our ears with the very talented musician and singer Hannah Mckittrick ! Angus had a very successful evening with the amount of works sold with fantastic feedback from all . Very proud of my amazing and talented friend !

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Aboriginal Exhibition NGV

Strolled down to the NGV to check out the Aboriginal exhibition in which I found to be quite a interesting and visually stimulating display with a variety of indigenous art from traditional through to contemporary . A piece that particularly caught my attention was the works of Yhonnie Scarce-Kokatha ; Nukunu Opression , repression (family portrait) 2004 glass tin , prints. I love how this piece offers a juxtaposition of both freedom and constraint , how each family member is somewhat safe placed in the jar however also confined because of the white man invasion and removing their sacred culture . The glass blown bush tucker displays the isolation and absence of their heritage and accompanies each jar with such presence making such a loud statement. The composition of the jars is confronting yet visually pleasing and has a high presence.

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