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A Response to Chaos is open from Friday 29 June

open 11am - 5pm, Friday - Sunday, 29 June – 8 July
Opening: Saturday 30 June 3-5pm

Genevieve Carroll
Steven Cavanagh
Parris Dewhurst
Bill Moseley

CHAOS: 
• Complete disorder and confusion. 

• The property of a complex system whose behaviour is so unpredictable as to appear random, owing to great sensitivity to small changes in conditions.

• The formless matter supposed to have existed before the creation of the universe.

A Response To Chaos brings together 4 artists as they explore and evaluate current and artificial realities that reside here in the world and in the cosmos.



Bill Moseley
Chaos
In an imaginative look at the origins of the universe, and the cosmic fingerprints left on earth by distant events, I have used the antiquarian process of wet plate collodion photography.

Tintype photography, which renders an image in deposits of silver nitrate, is also an artifact of distant stellar events. By this I mean that recent studies have determined that silver, along with other heavy metals, has it's origin in exploding supernovas long ago in deep space.

The location of Lake Mungo NSW responds to both human and cosmological events that leave indelible and sometimes mystifying artifacts that reward the informed and circumspect observer to the significance in Aboriginal cosmology that finds order in apparent chaos.


Genevieve Carroll
The Wattle Room - Chapter 10 - The Anatomy of Still life 

Genevieve Carroll's art is a visual autobiographical memoir of her observation of the world. Her artwork has an intuitive immediacy to it, an urgency that reacts as an internal discourse to mapping the personal and universal themes of existence through the subjects of still life and the human condition.

This series of drawings, plywood poems and sculpture respond to the chaotic world that we live in, a mapping of the ever growing lost connections, realities and artificial realities that we navigate. 

Inspired by the 15th century Vanitas Still Lifes, which historically showed symbolic meaning through the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, often running parallel with the ideas of wealth, pointlessness and pursuits of earthly aspirations. These tangled muscular drawings are edgily humorous and poetic, conveying internal and external worlds colliding together, demanding to find a resting place.

The artwork acts as a subconsciousness of the interior self and the consciousness of the moral social self where emphasis is on desire and despair.


Parris Dewhurst
#unemployment
This bright and playful work upon closer inspection holds darker undertones about the prickly experience of unemployment. It echoes ideas from the Greek Mythology Sisyphus who was condemned to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back down again, repeating this action for eternity.

Steven Cavanagh
This moment in time when the past is asking something of the present and future…

There is a strange humming noise emanating from the earth. 

People in states of psychological crisis and personal transformation are grappling with the deepest existential questions of the human condition.

Perhaps to be human is to forget? To exist in a state of selective amnesia, creating simple truths that render experience a rewritable and negotiable fiction.

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