A TASTE OF 2019 – FIRST THREE EXHIBITIONS AT THE GPG
20 FEBRUARY – 1 MARCH
CLOSING EVENT: WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY
Isabella Froebel, Jordan Halsall, Jamie Harrop, Ariane Jaccarini, Taylah Kelly, Kaitlin Linke, David Lowe and Zea Rou
Curated by Kara Rodski
Through notions of beauty, authoritative power and surveillance, identity, food, body parts, and politics, seven artists explore the presence of the uncomfortable that is hidden and interwoven in our everyday lives. Seeking to provoke unsettling and uneasy feelings or reactions through exposure to familiar yet foreign or displaced aesthetics, we invite the audience to confront the uncomfortable.
IMAGE: Taylah Kelly, I am beautiful (detail). Digital colour print, 2018
CLOSING EVENT: WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH
Snapshots of Simultaneity
This project compresses static social media images from one year into a single moving image. Transforming this model of time narrated as a series of images, into an algorithmic model based on measuring a personal relation to each image (memory) and using that relationship as a new dimension within the film. The film replicates the function and cognitive behaviour of memory (fading in and out, its exemption from time and its relativity), while also commenting on our digital avatars as a substitution for our own memory.
Anna Kennedy, Snapshots of Simultaneity (detail). Digital video still, 2018
Project of Colour
Po Han Kung
This portrait series celebrates the existence, resistance, and persistence of People of Colour communities whose representations are often compromised or politicised. Through a collaborative process, the creator/photographer of this series and his participants explored the multifaceted construction of their identities, sharing personal stories of conflicts, negotiation, and harmony.
Po Han Kung, Olivia. Digital photograph, 2018
CLOSING EVENT: WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH
The Gnomon Experiments #3
The Gnomon Experiments #3 record and map an abstract notion of space and time in relation to systems of measurement and representation. Using the sun and a range of constructed apertures as a frame-of-reference, the works question our perception of reality and our sense of being located within a wider universe.
With thanks to the Faculty of Fine Arts & Music Stuart Black Memorial Scholarship
Lucia Rossi, Gnomon #1 Expansion (detail). Microscope slides and acrylic paint, 2018