c3 opens with a new show on Wednesday the 23rd of May at 6pm
Show runs from 23rd May - 10th April
The paper screens are based in the context of them being "templates of perception".
They are to be thought of as an internal process. We filter all we see through past experiences and memories. We perceive our emotional and physical environments through screens of our own making.
LYRICS IN OPAQUE INVENTORY /((**)) \
Wood carvings, drawing and ink are a fine combination and with the desired treatment or application l can create images with a lovely variable texture, optic depth and beautiful mysterious aura, resulting in playful lyrical drawings.
Woodblock printing is a quite physical technique and the wood already has a long history or narrative beginning when the tree was a seedling. These cost free found objects spent century's living and growing in remote mountains of far away country's to then be harvested and turned into functional components of people’s lives, including ours.
ISOBEL TAYLOR-RODGERS + CLAUDIA PHARES
New Bodies is an exploration by two female artists of their experience with dichotomies in expectation and reality throughout stages of womanhood.
Body imagery and colour are used to create vibrant photographic worlds through which the artists explore these themes.
These works begin with the use of concrete for the surface of painting.
Both metaphorical and literal in its use as paintings ground, concrete acts as a solid support for the application of the image. The images that appear are connected to my experiences and observations of the people who inhabit my neighbourhood – in a way these works are a visual ode to these narratives. Though beyond this personal framework I hope that these works will provoke a broader questioning of certain social impositions that exist – that despite the rapid developments those on the periphery, essential stay unmoved and unchanged.
The site-responsive sculptural pieces that make up Pythian Games explore origins, metamorphosis and decay.
The work considers monuments, tools and dwellings to create forms, which are both developing and eroding. The pieces grow into fluid and sinuous entities through intricate combinations of materials.
On entering the space one is transported into a landscape of converging timelines, of half recognised imagery, of things part memory and part subconscious. Through this site the work explores ideas permanence and the reverberations that occur through time and place.
IN A SINGLE SPACE
Small movements amounting to nothing. Small movements together amounting to something.
Isabelle Sully’s practice draws on notions of locality to produce spatial play. Using materiality to prompt awareness to situation, she draws on Enlightenment ideals and Modernist tendencies to reverse the preciousness of object hood in art in pursuit of a social turn. Documenting actions through video, abstracting functional objects such as balls and shelving and generating dialogue through recorded dialogue itself, Sully’s practice is a series of open ended experiments in material form that begin to sketch out ways of approaching the world. Ultimately referring to ways in which we organize ourselves through architectural and urban perimeters, space is treated as a starting point through which dwelling and situation become central. In a single space will deal with the play of spaces through a series of video and installation works.
c3 is a non-profit contemporary art space located within the basement of the historic Abbotsford Convent building. Forming a key element to the Convent’s arts, cultural and education precinct, the gallery presents an innovative and engaging approach to the presentation of contemporary exhibitions, across all forms of artistic practice.
Situated in an iconic building with a ground level entrance facing heritage gardens and the Yarra River, c3 offers a unique platform for contemporary community culture.