BACK GALLERY: CASSIE THRING (SA) -HERE BE DRAGONS
Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 1st November
Artist Talks - 6:00pm
Running - 2nd - 18th November 2017
Cassie Thring’s practice works across disciplines with a genuine determination to play with ideas and ways of making. Exploring new printmaking techniques during a recent international residency, Here Be Dragonsborrows from the language of medieval cartographers to reference the unknown outer edges of life that, albeit treacherous, are worthy of enquiry.
This installation reflects upon the overwhelming sorrows and riches of a life as it finds itself pushed into these uncharted spaces. The artist, as maker and explorer, exploits the repetitive qualities of image and process to grow small collections as a strategy for resolution. An earnest search for meaning is activated through the accumulation and sorting of the puzzle pieces.
Clay, moulded by pressure of palms and fingers accepts into its own body the microscopic and emotional debris passed from the hands of its maker. Paired with an oceanic body of water, weight and depth collide to speak of the uncertainty of lifes’ adventures.
This project is proudly sponsored by the Adelaide Central School of Art Graduate Support Program
Photography by Steph Fuller