21 June - 8 July 2012
Opening 6pm Thursday 21 of June
Image: Kate Beckingham,
Untitled from 'All the matter in the universe is from the heart of a dying star'
(2011) Fine Art Inkjet Print 22.86 x 22.86 cm
GALLERY 1 & 2
Groundwork Hayley Megan French, Kate Beckingham, Carla Liesch, and Stephanie Quirk
With an emphasis on multiple readings existing simultaneously, the concept of land and horizon presented in Groundwork—from multiple perspectives across the space of memory and time—is indeed an abstract one. These uncertain boundaries between abstraction and landscape are explored by Kate Beckingham, Hayley Megan French, Stephanie Bridget Quirk and Carla Liesch in a collaborative response to place, time and space. The works presented by the four artists, as well as taking a conceptual view on the idea of landscape and horizon, also look to how this exploration can lead to a physical experience. Through the use of colour, texture and light, all four artists deal not only in creating a dialogue between the natural landscape and art, but also in offering this experience up to the audience through photography, painting and installation.
Kate, Hayley, Steph and Carla are all undertaking or have completed post-graduate studies at Sydney College of the Arts and are currently committee members at MOP Projects. Kate has exhibited recently at A-M Gallery, Paper Plane Gallery, SCA Graduate School Gallery and also frequently exhibits with the collective OK YEAH COOL GREAT. Hayley is a PhD candidate at SCA researching the current relationships between Aboriginal and non-Indigenous art. Stephanie Bridget Quirk graduated with Masters from SCA and has recently completed residencies at Fraser Studios in Chippendale and Leece, Italy. Carla Liesch has an upcoming show at Alaska Projects and is currently researching the convergence of architecture, living landscapes and art.
Carla Liesch and Stephanie Quirk
Stephanie Quirk and Hayley Megan French
Hayley Megan French
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW