I Heard - Zoe Brooks

Opening - 12:00 AM - Thursday, 14th of July

Artist Talk - 6:00 PM

Running - 14 Jul 2011 - 30 Jul 2011

I heard divulges into an undisclosed perverse psyche revealing a sense of personal evaluation, confessional thought, hidden agendas and perception of character. Ideals of belonging intertwine to create self-righteous statements that question our connection to life, existence and ones sense of place in society. The unravelling of text mimics a language of youthful curiosity and configures in explanations of things beyond ones comprehension. A text that spells out the difference of social behaviour as personality soon develops after separation, as we grow from our mould. The progression of journey may be different but it's the connection to each other and to something bigger is in question.

Zoe Brooks is an emerging young Adelaide based visual artist. With shifting mediums that blur the boundaries of paint, installation and sculpture, her art becomes a transformation of space. Zoe draws on the inspiration of being a young person - with underlying themes of subverting the innocence as she creates "naughty art" drawn from experiences of the everyday. As ideals of belonging intertwine with the relationships we encounter, the subject for creating and recording becomes endless. Since the completion a Bachelor of Visual Arts from O'Halloran Hill TAFE in 2009, Zoe was selected to exhibit in the 2010 Helpmann Academy Graduate Show and constructed large scale street installations using the city as a back drop for paintings. Her recent achievements include winning the Dr. Kemeri Murray AO Award in the 2010 Youth Scape, Royal South Australian Society of Arts Prize.