Exhibitions. Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst presents Iterations. An exhibition by Sean O’Connell, Susanna Strati and Zoë Jay Veness. Opening Thursday 3rd September 6-8pm. Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 26th September 2015.
‘Iterations’, explores the notion of process as a perpetual series of form building and mark- making investigations, and as an accumulation of repeated gestures. Motivating the creation of this new work is the project’s goal to experiment with repetition through the production of drawing, video, photography, small objects and larger scale sculptural work.
Sean O’Connell is an experimental artist who studies the structure of form and force through experiments he intricately arranges and documents. Using early modes of scientific investigation he explores alternate realities and unseen views. For Iterations, O’Connell studies the form and structure of smoke vortices that he generates late at night in his studio. Using 16mm slow motion movie film that he processes by hand, along with traditional and experimental photographic techniques, he attentively examines the short life span of these beguiling forms, through repeated experiments that are documented with a vast array of images.
Susanna Strati is an Object & Installation artist whose work explores expressions of personal identity through a vocabulary of grief and mourning. For Iterations she uses repetitions of gestures–acts–steps (iterations) to create series of ink and graphite drawings and three-dimensional works. Her use of repeated pattern is influenced by the ‘shape of breath’, the needle and needlework – and she employs ritualistic marking and mourning references as a strategy for materialising fragile, and funereal like forms. To construct drawings and objects she incorporates thousands of steel pins, black the colour of loss, and deliberate reiterations of line and point.
Zoë Jay Veness is interested in the idea of exploring three-dimensional form through the process of drawing, while simultaneously exploring the surfaces of three-dimensional objects. This spatial relationship between drawings and objects creates a particular tension that she finds engaging. The simple desire to create linear patterns follows a long period of doctoral research at the University of New South Wales in which relationships between jewellery and sculpture were examined.
Address. 1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst 2010. Hours: Wednesday – Friday 11-6pm, Sat 11-5pm. Cost: FREE. All works are for sale.