PAST EXHIBITIONS . 2019
9 FEBRUARY / 3 MARCH
How is a Window
Angela Chauvin's work sits within the traditions of observational oil painting, documenting her
experience of the physical world around her.
In this exhibition Chauvin has created a series of paintings made in artists’ studios, with a special focus on how windows exist in these spaces symbolically and experientially. Translated through a hybrid of drawn and painterly marks, her work explores the translation of perception of reality into visual and material artworks.
Based in Melbourne, Angela Chauvin recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at RMIT and her Honours at VCA. In 2018 she was one of three recipients of The Macfarlane Fund for her outstanding final year body of work.
Japanese sculptor Takahiko Sugawara has hand-built a major sculptural installation consisting of approximately 175,000 suspended matchsticks. Through the repetition and layering of this single ubiquitous material, Sugawara has created intricate geometric forms, producing a visual harmony of strong presence. Sugawara’s attention to space, form and line is deeply rooted in his teenage years where he played in Japan’s number one high school marching band. Required to make rigid lines and shapes whilst playing his instrument, these formative experiences have shaped a practice that explores ideas of layering and overlap.
Born in Milan, Takahiko Sugawara completed a MA at Touhoku University of Art and Design, Japan, and was a guest student at the Universitat der Kunste, Berlin. Sugawara was recently
included in the Biennale of Australia Art, Ballarat (2018).