c3 opens its new show on Wednesday the 29th August at 6-9pm
Show runs from 29th August - 16th September
BLACK LINE FALL
Black line fall explores scale, as a physical and emotional entity. The viewer observes, locates and navigates each object as part of the terrain on a map. Conceptually based on essential elements for landscape design and construction: sun, water, growing medium, and scale. The perceived absent element is plants. These are presented outside of the gallery in the gardens of the Convent. The windows present vistas of soft and hard landscaping materials that provide points of connection. The rulers link empirical measurements with emotional responses, a scale of an internal landscape. Questioning an individuals own sense of scale and if it is slipping or falling, as it often does at times in one’s life.
To lose one’s sense of scale is one thing, but to lose one’s sense of perspective, is quite another.
Via the constructs of surreal visionary architecture, Andre Tjaberings investigates 3-D geometry, spatial intrigues, systems and cities. These are used as metaphorical vehicles to explore an inherent struggle between structure and anti-structure, the building up and the falling down, the fallibility of systems.
Through employment as a graphic designer – constructing adverts and products that help to underpin marketing campaigns – comes an interest in advertising rhetoric and the way it informs and inserts itself into our lives, our homes, our cities. From these two threads of artistic practice and commercial invocation this project scopes out the loading of architectural structures with branding and the language of advertising, and the relationships between graphic designer, architect, artist and consumer.
FOR THIS HOUR
For this hour explores the daily rituals performed during the creation of a face to display to the world. Our carefully cultivated facade is impermanent – whether it is a product of youth or cosmetic enhancement, it ultimately wears out or wears off. This series of oil paintings depict the process of privately transforming the facial surface for public view in an ambiguous space devoid of context, where the line between enhancement and distortion can become blurred by the intoxicating gaze of the mirror.
WHERE WATERS MEET
Where Waters Meet explores post-war immigration to Australia. Utilizing large format portrait and landscape photography the project explores the journey that so many of todays Australians embarked upon.
The series takes its name from the translation of the traditional Aboriginal name (Bonegilla) for the area where the Mitta Mitta River meets the Murray River, in North-Eastern Victoria. The title of the series also references the journey taken by immigrants on migrant vessels in reaching Australia.
With the narrative centered around the Bonegilla Immigration Reception Facility, situated in north-eastern Victoria, the photographs and anecdotal interviews piece together the journey from Europe to Australia, in particular to Melbourne, and along the north-east rail line which was used to transport migrants upon their arrival in Melbourne, to Bonegilla. The work also explores several points of embarkation in Europe, in particular Germany.
CASHMERE IF YOU CAN S-6
Alanna Lorenzon – Benjamin Woods – Sarah crowEST – Kristen Phillips – Federico Joni – Jamie Boys
Cashmere If You Can is a project initiated in 2007 that will span over 7 years. Each exhibition has been assigned a bracket of seven years of human development, C.I.U.C. S-1 (0-7yrs), C.I.U.C. S-2 (8-14yrs), this year focusing on the age bracket of 36-42yrs.
With each passing year the C.I.U.C. group acquires a new artist, so, that by the 7th year, seven artists have joined and continued with the project until the final show. Each year the newest artist of the group is performatively initiated on the opening night of the exhibition via the Cashmerie Sacred Initiation (C.S.I.). The central theme of this project deals with the acquisition of raised status through competition and consumerism. The consecutive shows each deal with the processes in which we gain the necessary life skills to adapt, survive and maintain a competitive edge.
Cashmere If You Can, now in its sixth year, presents a group show consisting of six artists as a part of an ongoing series that explores aspiration and desire.