Curated by Consuelo Cavaniglia
Opening 04.03.15 6-8pm
Artist Talks 26.03.15 6-7pm
Whirring of fans, rotation of mechanised signs, repetition of patterns – the work of Rebecca Baumann, Ross Manning and Reko Rennie shares an attitude towards mechanisation and the processes of reproduction. Their works prioritise colour and make distinctive use of it in considerations on the state of contemporary life. This exhibition brings together their works for the first time to explore points of connection and departure in a series of installation and wall-based works.
Consuelo Cavaniglia (NSW)
Working across mediums Consuelo Cavaniglia develops installation and wall-based works that focus on how we look at and understand the spaces we inhabit. Her practice is flanked by independent curatorial projects often developed outside of traditional exhibition venues.
REKO RENNIE (VIC)
Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary mediums. Rennie’s art incorporates his association to the Kamilaroi people, using traditional geometric patterning that represents his community. Through his art, Rennie provokes discussion surrounding Indigenous culture and identity in contemporary urban environments.
REBECCA BAUMANN (WA)
Rebecca Baumann is an interdisciplinary artist working predominantly in kinetic sculpture and installation. Through a formal and conceptual exploration of materials, Baumann’s recent works have critically interrogated ideas of colour, happiness, and emotion. Often kinetic and ephemeral in nature, her works seek to affect the audience through their experiential, momentary and emotive qualities.
ROSS MANNING (QLD)
Ross Manning is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, technology, kinetics and sound. Ross creates phenomenological works using old and new technology combined with common, ubiquitous objects from everyday life. Reinterpreted and disconnected from the objects’ intended use, these works operate in a semi-autonomous state of logic that investigates the materials themselves with an experimental agenda.
This exhibition has been supported through the Firstdraft Emerging Curators Program.