March ExhibitIons

FRONT GALLERY: Sara Morawetz (America/NSW) - 1:1

Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 1st March

Artist Talks - 6:00pm

Running - 2nd February - 18th March 2017

In her realisation of Umberto Eco’s essay ‘On the Impossibility of Drawing a Map of the Empire on a Scale of 1 to 1’, Sara Morawetz explores the boundaries that exist between the real and its representation, examining the inherent complexities and logistical absurdities of working at a life-size scale. 

Making a map on a scale of 1:1 is clearly a useless exercise – yet in a digital world – where maps have been reduced to the size of our screens and have lost all sense of physicality, the impossibility of representing the real becomes an alluring proposition, challenging our expectations of objects that signify. 

This is the second iteration of her project 1:1 (After Umberto) in which Morawetz intends to map an Artist Run Initiative in each state and territory of Australia – gradually ‘mapping over’ each space she will eventually create a colonial territorialisation of the empty yet loaded ‘space a gallery represents.

Zoe Brooks and Justin, Healing in the Midst of Fear (detail), 2016–2017, pencil and acrylic on canvas

Zoe Brooks and Justin, Healing in the Midst of Fear (detail), 2016–2017, pencil and acrylic on canvas

BACK GALLERY: ZOe Brooks (SA) - Healing in the Midst of Fear

Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 1st March

Artist Talks - 6:00pm

Running - 2nd February - 18th March 2017

Zoe Brooks’ work encompasses a broad range of media including painting, drawing, video and performance. Her work can be positioned within the contextual framework of community art where she explores belief systems and the extremities of human behaviour. Brooks is interested in facilitating encounters where art can happen by working collaboratively with minority groups such as religious extremists, spiritual healers, faith followers and social outsiders in creating authentic art experiences.  

Healing in the Midst of Fear is a painting-based conversation between Justin and Zoe. Justin considers his paintings to be tangible creations of his faith. He practices his art under the name JR Faith Creations with a desire to express his faith filled dreams and visions through visual images and bible verses–where he works through the night until he feels peace in his heart.

Justin’s desire is to give glory to God for his art gift.

Renuka Rajiv, exploration in motion (a series of drawings), 2017, 1000 by 684 px, video loop

Renuka Rajiv, exploration in motion (a series of drawings), 2017, 1000 by 684 px, video loop

FELTDARK: RENUKA RAJIV (INDIA) - exploration in motion

Screening from 8:00pm - Wednesday, 1st March

Running - 2nd March - 18th March 2017

FELTdark is viewable: Wed - Sat: 7pm - 12pm

exploration in motion is a series of images that have been fragmented and reassembled to create a work in time. It is a work in progress for sure. What has been interesting in dragging the drawing process out is how much time it has given to think while working. It has allowed for changes, additions and decisions that would certainly not have happened if these drawings hadn't been staggered in this way. The latter has also produced some pretty awkward rhythms and formal imperfections. For someone like me, who's been invested in drawing, this certainly makes me insecure about the latent quality in my work. But i still have to share what is revealing and unflattering i suppose.