Marlene Sarroff. Multiple visions and (mis-steps). Exhibition: 14 – 23 May 2015. Opening: Wednesday 13 May 6-8pm. Location: 49 Shepherd St Marrickville
In the exhibition multiple visions and (mis-steps), Marlene Sarroff undertakes an exploration of ‘The Fold’. She says “the fold simultaneously combines the idea of an action, where one can bend over or double up, or make compact by doubling or bending. Parts can also be extended to a closed position or bring from a compact to an extended position.
Sarroff’s material-based practise is driven by mass-produced materials that dictate the process undertaken. A dynamic combination of material, form and colour playfully scatter across the gallery space on the floor and walls, like stage props taking possession of the space and creating a three-dimensional installation. Intended to excite both the eye and the mind and translate into an aesthetic artistic form, which plays an important part in the way the works are assembled.
Also opening on 13 May, in the Office Project Space:
Gil Burgoyne. The Universe in the Shed
These works are an attempt to visually evoke mystery in the same way that early man must have wondered gazing at the stars.
They are materially the result of the accumulation of bits and pieces that I’ve inherited from shed owners, found in the streets or purchased from, for example, Reverse Garbage or Bower Bird.
Putting together these bits and pieces has prompted contemplation and speculation about sheds, museums, archives, about collecting, hoarding, discarding, about the original intended use of items, whether hand-made or manufactured, whether organic or inorganic, about the environment, recycling, about detritus, decay, rust, fading, about ambiguity, juxt aposition, conglomeration, about unity and chaos, about metamorphosis and ultimately about the mysteries of matter in the universe.Some of the pieces are named after shed owners whose shed legacies I’ve inherited and are linked in a tongue-in-cheek way to various theories of the universe.
CONTINUING THIS WEEK
Lars Strandh: Recollections of the North
Kate Mackay: Corner Suite