This Friday!

Posted by Andrew on the 10th of April, 2012

Elisha Quintal
In Memory of Process

at the Galleria
(Wittenoom street, East Perth)
Opens at 6:30PM

"Galleria is pleased to present In Memory of Process, an exhibition of new works by Elisha Quintal.

Making reference to the Arts and Crafts movement of the mid 1800s to early 1900s, and the continuing Slow movement of the late 1980s, Quintal aims to examine the relationship between production and consumption on both small and large scales through the recontextualisation of everyday materials and rituals.

Using silk and concrete to create a dichotomy between materials, the artist establishes a cause-and-effect relationship within her work by means of a meditated use of cutting, sewing, casting, dyeing, eroding and draping. Through this method of engagement, Quintal draws an analogy to processes of both living within and engaging with an environment or system.

Especially relevant to Quintal's practice is her use of natural stains to reference human interactions in urban and domestic spaces. For example, the path of a bore water sprinkler traced onto a building, or the food stains left on a tablecloth after dining. Here, such mark-making becomes a visual representation of temporality, as well as a truth to the materials and their deterioration.

In Memory of Process will be accompanied by an exhibition catalogue (featuring an essay by Liang Luscombe) and an artist talk (TBA)."

Image courtesy of Elisha Quintal and the Galleria


Posted by Gemma on the 7th of April, 2012

The Greater Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere are currently featured in Realtime (and on the cover!) ahead of the launch of their embassy at Next Wave in May.

You can read the article online here.

Also worth a read is Christina Chau's fantastic article on U-ram Choe's insanely popular Perth Festival exhibition, and Sarah Miller's in-depth coverage of IASKA's recent rural artist in residence program and exhibition project, Spaced.

AN INCREDIBLY brief history of light

Posted by Gemma on the 6th of April, 2012

A good friday dedication to Patrick Miller.

1: Rose window at St Denis Cathedral (added circa 12th Century CE), demonstrating Lux Nova (the new light).

2: Illustration from Johann Daniel Mylius's alchemical text, the Opus Medico-Chymicum (1618) demonstrating the polarities of the universe.

3: Stereoscopic photograph of the Palace of Electricity at the 1904 St Louis World's Fair.

4: Jan Dibbets, TV as Fireplace, 1968 -69 (image courtesy The Stedelijk Museum)

5: 1 billion stars captured in a single image, created by combining infra-red light images from telescopes in the northern and southern hemispheres.



Posted by Gemma on the 6th of April, 2012

Easter Gift: new photos from Casey Ayres. More here.

This Thursday!

Posted by Andrew on the 3rd of April, 2012

Traianos Pakioufakis
Natural Mystery

at the Museum of Natural Mystery
(268 Charles st, North Perth)
Thurs 5/4/12 from 6PM to 10PM

Traianos Pakioufakis

Review in the West Australian, Saturday 31st March

Posted by Andrew on the 1st of April, 2012

High res (more legible) version available HERE.