6th December - 22nd December 2012
Opening 6pm Thursday 6th December
Image: Sarah Contos 'The Bluest Moon' (ONJ)
Neon on found album cover, 2012
GALLERY 1 and GALLERY 2
'My Eyes Through Your Mountains' Sarah Contos
My Eyes Through Your Mountains pays wry tribute to a pop fictional history where collages, sculptures and ceramics echo a 1970's Australiana aesthetic whilst mashing up Balinese, Navajo and Kenyan tribal sensibilities.
Informed by cultural anthropology and fetishism ideology-relationships between the primitive and everyday are explored with sensual affinities and erotic subtleties.
Sarah Contos is a multidisciplinary artist working across installation, sculpture and painting. She has exhibited throughout Australia and has participated in artist residency programs in The Netherlands and Australia.
In 2011 she was awarded the Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship for Sculpture and recently granted a New Work grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. Sarah Contos lives and works in Sydney and Perth.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project gratefully acknowledges the support of the Marten Bequest Traveling Scholarship.
Photography by Oliver Khanh Mai
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Harriet Body, 'Speech Work - ae meditation' (detail), watercolour on paper, 2012, 56x76 cm
'Speech Work’ Harriet Body
Speech Work is an exploration into language and semantics by
time-based artist Harriet Body. The paintings and sound recordings to
be exhibited at MOP act as documentation of the time-based painting
process that Harriet underwent whilst listening to and meditating upon
her own pre-recorded explanation of the human body's biological speech
Harriet Body is currently studying an MFA at the College of Fine Arts.
She has exhibited in and been heavily involved with Sydney's ARI
community since 2008 with exhibitions at MOP Projects, Firstdraft
Gallery, The Paper Mill, Branch3D, Kudos Gallery, and Serial Space