13th September - 30th September 2012
Opening 6pm Thursday 13th September
Skies were so dark, 2011, framed archival newspaper, black cotton, vinyl lettering, 1500 x 1500 mm
Photography: Kristian Laemmle-Ruff
'Photo-Sculpture pictures, objects and paradox’ Criena Court, Michaela Gleave, Gemma Messih, SuperKaleidoscope (Kim Fasher & Sarah Mosca) and Marian Tubbs.
‘Photo-Sculpture pictures, objects and paradox’ is a group show bringing together inter-disciplinary artists Criena Court, Michaela Gleave, Gemma Messih, SuperKaleidoscope (Kim Fasher & Sarah Mosca) and Marian Tubbs.
The conceptual framework for P-S emerged from a conversation between the artists, regarding the changing nature of photographic representation. The discussion prompted questions concerning notions of authenticity, reality and observation and the paradoxes inherent in the presentation of photographs. Using photography in various ways within their practice, this group of artists explore the performative and sculptural possibilities of photographs.
Criena Court is a Sydney based emerging visual artist, her practice challenges preconceived notions of the painted surface and explores ideas of reality, perception and self. Criena is a recent honours graduate in painting from the National Art School, Sydney.
Michaela Gleave is an artist currently based in Sydney. Working across a range of media including installation, performance, photography and video, her practice centers on the physicality of perception and the ways in which we understand and engage with the world around us. Michaela Gleave has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and abroad. She has participated in many international artist residency programs and was recently awarded a Creative Australia Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Gemma Messih is an emerging artist from Sydney. Her cross-disciplinary practice explores our interaction and relationship with the natural world, investigating notions of curiosity through open experimentation both with ideas and the raw potential of materials. She has undertaken residency programs at The Green House in Broken Hill, NSW and will complete a two-month program at NES in Iceland in late 2012. Messih is a recent photo-media graduate from COFA, UNSW.
SuperKaleidoscope is a collective initiated by artists and emerging curators Kim Fasher and Sarah Mosca. Since 2010 they have been collaborating on both curatorial projects and a visual art practice. Together they have been awarded a OYEA ARI Grant from the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, the Firstdraft Emerging Curators Grant, an Artspace Studio Residency and were Semi-finalists in the Realise Your Dream Arts Frontier, British Council Award. As collaborating artists, their work explores ideas of failure, optimism and memory. Both currently live in Sydney, Australia.
Marian Tubbs works with assemblage, photography and paint as a means of investigating philosophical questions with form. She has exhibited locally and internationally with recent exhibitions including, Have you ever been to the House of Cashmere? Maybe we could go and just roll around sometime, at DB Project, Sydney and Slush, with the art group Slush at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney. Marian works as an artist, writer and teacher in Sydney.