Something Remains - Elizabeth Bevan-Parrella, Cherie Redwood & Renate Nisi
Opening - 12:00 AM - Thursday, 4th of July
Artist Talk - 6:00 PM
Running - 4 Jul 2013 - 20 Jul 2013
The current research projects of Cherie, Renate and Elizabeth share a bias for the physicality of matter(s). In FELTspace the artists will meet to respond to materials, natural and processed, to leave the traces of their combined industry. Their shared bias for physicality and immediacy directly evoked by a bodily, sensory engagement with materials is brought to the fore in a commentary on making itself: making and unmaking.
Entropy rules:Doings and makingspastthoughts and feelingsdissipatingMatterdisintegrated.
Butfor a whileTime holdsshapes of being:traceresiduememorysoundsomething remains.
At the frontiers:PassingdissipatingdisintegratingBecoming decay.
Elizabeth Bevan-Parrella is a PhD by research candidate at the University of South Australia. Her current work extends her Honours thesis in history and theory in which a concept of sustainability was developed based upon the realities of climate change in relation to the Australian art context. Her developing thesis serves as a narrative template for the production of studio-based works whereby the author intends to pursue an art practice that is open to climatic environmental change. Her background is in interior architecture and visual art and she tutors in art, architecture and design theory. Elizabeth has recently exhibited a series of works at the Palmer Sculpture Biennial (2012) in the role of emerging artist.
Cherie Redwood is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Art, Architecture and Design, UniSA. Her interest in the threshold between the inner and outer, self and other is explored through her practice-led research project that investigates hand-eye attention, the attachment relationship, touch and body-self boundary formation (as it originates in childhood). The processes of the human hand in making and the sensation of touch are considered in visually tactile artefacts that deliberately challenge the certainty of the bounding line between inside and outside, self and other. Cherie's research comes from an interdisciplinary perspective; she began her research in the field of Early Childhood Education, an experience that continues to shape her study as a visual arts practitioner.
I was born a maker. Much of my childhood play was in the form of 'making'. In my adult life, 'making' translated into various occupations from making shoes to sculpting. In 2001, I completed a BA in Visual Art at Adelaide Central School of Art majoring in sculpture and in 2012 a Masters degree at UniSA. The practice-led research of this degree focused on art making as a process between sensory perception, conscious reflection and material play wherein making-by-hand becomes a mode of philosophical enquiry, and the art work thus made carries the potential for embodied cognition in the maker and viewer alike.