Open Friday - Sunday 11 - 26 July, 11am - 5pm
FLOOR WORKS presents eleven Sydney and Blue Mountains based artists: Heidi Abraham, Linden Braye, Loma Bridge, Elizabeth Day, Nicole Ellis, Lynne Eastaway, Beata Geyer, Chantal Grech, Justin Henderson, Hana Hoogedeure & Julian Woods.
The floor is what separates and joins us to the earth. It is a loaded zone of connection and loss. In contemporary urban city spaces we traverse a variety of metaphorical and material floors, such as pavements and laneways, on a daily basis. The floor marks the beginning of space and the universal experience of being. The floor is also a border space and a marker of our temporality.
The artists in this exhibition are linked by their ability to consider and reconcile their work with the floor. This group of artists also share a common interest in spatial discourses. The works in this exhibition invite viewers to look closely and to re-imagine the floor as a unique spatial plane.
Curated by India Zegan
|Nicole Ellis ‘Shhh! Tread Lightly…’ (2015) Fleece fabric, heat-transfer print on felt, shoe sole patterns, 32.5 x 13cm, 24 pairs, overall size variable, 2015. This work uses fleece fabric and hand printed felt cut into a pattern of shoe soles. The colour and layered softness of the fabric, contradicts the large size of the soles, which mark out a quiet passage of steps along the gallery floor. As a warning, a comment on the overall lack of care and harsh realities we face daily in relation to our changing world, the work provides a tactile reminder of the individual’s role in this demise. Nicole Ellis is represented by Conny Dietzschold Gallery|
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