24.5.21

Lightness of Being opening event: Saturday 29 May 2-5pm

 Karen Benton, Melinda Clyne, Kate Coyne and Jude Williams

Open 11am - 5pm Friday – Sunday, 28th May – 13th June 2021

Opening event Saturday 29th May 2-5pm

Artist Talk 5th June 2pm

Lightness of Being is a group exhibition by Karen Benton, Melinda Clyne, Kate Coyne and Jude Williams which engages with the concepts considered in Milan Kundera’s ‘The Unbearable Lightness of Being’, where the notion of ‘being’ is associated with constraints - a concept appreciated by these four women artists as they balance their art practices with substantial commitments to family and work.

Some say life is more bearable when there is a burden of responsibility. Others say it’s better to have no connections and see how light life can be. Sometimes it’s the stressors of life that bring people together. However, we also love what the lightness of life can offer individuals. The answer is not conclusive.

 The artists bring together painting, sculpture, textiles, photography and video to materialise works that consider light, lightness and reflectivity. The exhibition makes visible a network of similarities and resonances between the artists, but it also foregrounds the formal, material, and visual language specificity of their practices. 

The deceptive nature of how the substance of objects is perceived, or by extension, our connections with the world around us - is evoked in their work as they endow ephemera with form. Viewers are induced to contemplate the nature of the material and its allusion to freedom, both physical and spiritual. 

The artists’ works appear in flux, having a primary unrest and challenge, exploring the idea of ‘something higher’ in life, and expressing the struggles and tensions that come with it – similar to the artistic processes of production.

Expressions of lightness in this exhibition are underpinned by an understanding that it is impossible to separate the lightness/weight opposition into a clear dichotomy. On the surface there is an abstraction of lightness inspiring curiosity and wonder while lying beneath are the ‘heavier’ layers of meaning and concepts, resilience and endurance.





Karen Benton

www.karenbenton.com

@abstractkaren


Melinda Clyne

www.melindaclyne.com

@melindaclyne


Kate Coyne

www.katecoyne.com.au

@ kate__coyne


Jude Williams

www.judewilliams.org

@judewilliams_


Conditions of entry:
Please do not come if you are unwell or a contact of a COVID-19 case.
Use the hand sanitisers provided at the entrance to Articulate.
Complete your contact tracing information on entry to Articulate.
Keep 1.5 metres distance from others or wear a face mask

Articulate Backroom: Jeffrey Wood - Weapons of Choice

Articulate Backroom

Open 11am - 5pm Friday – Sunday, 28th May – 13th June 2021

Opening event Saturday 29th May 2-5pm


Jeffrey Wood Weapons of Choice 2020 (detail)

Artist Jeffrey Wood presents a body of work made while self isolating during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Six small sculptures are all made from the materials immediately available at home. Caring for two cats; Gonzo and Eddie ensure a consistent supply of Cat food tins. The material has a unique aesthetic quality, having a texture and finish similar to Brass or Gold. The pandemic has shut down the global economy and the consequences of that unprecedented but necessary halt to commence is largely unknown and frightening. The Weapons of choice collection is a response to the science driven shutdown and influenced by the philosophy of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and American artist Tom Sachs. Wood is interested in our participation in the economy through consumption. The ubiquitous act of feeding the cats is inextricably intertwined with the manufacturer and proliferation of weapons. Our choices have consequences.


Conditions of entry:
Please do not come if you are unwell or a contact of a COVID-19 case.
Use the hand sanitisers provided at the entrance to Articulate.
Complete your contact tracing information on entry to Articulate.
Keep 1.5 metres distance from others or wear a face mask

2.5.21

Aude Parichot - Open to Contingencies

Open 11am - 5pm Friday - Sunday 7-23 May 2021

Closing event Saturday 22 May 2-5pm

Artists' talks Saturday 22 May 3pm

Open to contingencies - Invitation to possibilities 

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For a period of three weeks, Aude Parichot will be working on an evolving series of works responding to the project space and occurrences linked to the creative  process. This experimental project aims to embrace a place as readymade for engagement and activation, over time. The work is an invitation for the audience to join an art-work in development and connect with an attitude of curiosity and poetic transformation, acknowledging a place and the possibilities of creation through care, attention and imagination.

 

Aude Parichot Open (first visit) 2021


 

Aude Parichot is a French born, Sydney-based artist with a practice that traverses drawing, installation, performance, photography and video. She believes art offers us an alternative way to engage with the world around us in a creative and poetic way, challenging finite and fixed ways of thinking. It allows us to unify our agencies with what surrounds us and let new things emerge in a transformation process.  In her practice Parichot embraces an open creative process to discover what ‘engaging’ can reveal that ‘designing’ cannot. By embracing chance events, her work reflects on the unpredictable, transient and transformative nature of life and art. 


This is another project space project at Articulate project space

Conditions of entry:
Please do not come if you are unwell or a contact of a COVID-19 case.
Use the hand sanitisers provided at the entrance to Articulate.
Complete your contact tracing information on entry to Articulate.
Keep 1.5 metres distance from others or wear a face mask