c3 opens it's first show for 2013 on Wednesday 30th January from 6-8pm
Show runs from 30th January to 17th February
MARBLE RUN 2
Kym Maxwell and Dirk Leuschner
Marble Run 2 is the second in a series of gravity enticing installations that explores the physics of push and pull in a static tableaux, an architectural spatial display of stable and unstable environment highlighting the tension of fragility and motion. The newest tableaux of destruction will present beautifully crafted pulleys and levers made out of wood containing intricate nets of crocheted fibers, knitted wire and stretched Lycra.
I THOUGHT I WAS WHERE I WASN’T
Shannon Smiley and Helen Nodding
In examining the notion of the Re-Enchanted City, Shannon Smiley and Helen Nodding bring together a collection of recent artworks. The exhibition reflects the artists’ shared interest in the imaginative and subjective possibilities of representing the urban landscape. Whilst Smiley concentrates upon the compositional aspects of what makes something romantic or picturesque as a constructed ideal; Nodding focuses upon the decorative features of the city’s material, textural and physical qualities. Revealing in common a passion for the ‘overlooked’, individual works explore the aesthetic qualities of the urban ruin. Here, discarded debris and incidental nature become a means to generate poetic expression as the familiar becomes extraordinary and the everyday, profound.
SPACE Bc3 projects presents:
Eleanor Butt - Nina Gilbert - Annabelle Kingston - Madé Spencer-Castle
Moderator presents work from four artists who use both photography and objects to rationalise conceptual enquiries within their artistic practices.
Questions arise on how things are understood when viewed as documentation, as opposed to being experienced as an actual object in space.
Image credit: Annabelle Kingston
def. observational notes of a specific phenomenon
This series of photographs represents my visual field notes on the subject of collecting, cataloguing, grouping and pattern recognition. The human brain has evolved to see patterns or meaningful connections in random or meaning- less data: to look for patterns and assign meaning, even when none exist.
These photographs are an example of my own brains pattern recognition. They are not specific to a town, state or country. Much like a collector who gathers objects that have little value to anyone but themselves, the objects gather value once they become a piece of the whole.
BETTER THAN HERE
There’s nothing like the holiday season to draw out anyone’s fixation on lifestyle products, consumer travel, or home renovation. Kevin Chin’s oil paintings piece together our dreams for the new year, in search of the ‘anywhere else’ that always seems to be better than here. Inspired by lounge room travels by TV, he intermixes exotic and imagined locations with domestic realities, to find the fantastic within the everyday.
Welcome to lands composed of bath toys and Moroccan orange wagons, where bear-shaped coffee tables furnish storybook woodlands. Figures are positioned upon raw canvas with signature delicacy, demonstrating an impressive range between tiny detail and sweepingly large canvases. Viewers will be warmed by Chin’s characteristically gentle palette, punctuated with vibrant lively colour.
Matthew Clarke presents a new body of work inspired by tortoises. Clarke`s inspirations come from his local environment in South West Victoria with many of the works having particular emphasis on Codrington wind farm. The work has a soft political message about carbon footprints and clean energy for Victoria Cross pollinated with cultural influences from cartons, movies and TV.
Matthew was born in 1986 and lives in Kirkstall near Warrnambool in coastal south West Victoria. He lives with a mild intellectual disability but this has not impaired his pursuit of his passionate career as an Artist. He has produced 7 solo exhibitions and has appeared in many groups shows in Warrnambool, Geelong and Melbourne.