Homeopathic Fiction - Lauren Playfair, Katia Carletti, Madison Bycroft & Shay Taylor
Opening - 12:00 AM - Wednesday, 5th of September
Artist Talk - 6:00 PM
Running - 5 Sep 2012 - 22 Sep 2012
FELTspace presents the work of 4 emerging artists who dissolve traditional methods of storytelling through their sculptural, wall based and video works. Their accumulated works provide glimpses of a transformed reality governed by fragmented communication and non linear narrative; wholly immersive, dark and enchanting.
Katia Carletti is an Adelaide based visual artist working in the mediums of painting and sculpture. She graduated with First Class Honours from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2011. In 2012, Carletti travelled to Reykjavik, Iceland to undertake a studio residency for the months of May and June. Her work occupies a space shared by foggy mountain tunnels, secret crying and ritualised coffee drinking.
Shay Taylor 's sculptural and installation based works explore the strange and perturbing subjective complexities of human consciousness. Regarding the psychological, the imaginative and the phantasmagoric, she investigates themes surrounding the uncanny, the sublime, dreams, childhood fixation, terror and the gothic, as well as addressing the ineffability of psychological experience. Shay is currently completing her Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) at the South Australian School of Art.
Madison Bycroft is an emerging video installation artist, based in Adelaide South Australia. She completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the University of South Australia in 2011, and is currently completing her Honours degree. Madison has exhibited in group and solo shows in public, commercial and artist run galleries, as well as non-traditional sites.
Lauren Playfair is an Adelaide based visual artist currently undertaking a Masters degree by research (Visual Arts) at The University of South Australia. Predominantly working with photography, Lauren's photo-based works are inspired by the uncertainties surrounding memory and vision. They are an exploration of the intersection between seeing and knowing, her current work takes documentary photography as it's subject, using the pages of magazines and other media to reconsider the way we see and interpret the world around us. Lauren's work was selected for the Helpmann Academy Graduate Exhibition, 2007 (Adelaide) and Hatched 2010 National Graduate Exhibition at PICA (Perth). Lauren has exhibited locally in group exhibitions, including Tensions with the Shoot Collective at the Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide, 2010.
Image: Lauren Playfair, A suggested view no.1, installation (detail), cut magazine pages, approx 30 x 14cm, 2012