OPENING SATURDAY 9 DECEMBER , 4:30 PM
Ups and Downs
THE RYAN SISTERS
Once Upon A Time the World Wasn't Brown
With this new body of work, Andrei Davidoff presents a series of ceramic, vessel-like forms that attempt to evolve from mundane, decorative ware to objects of ominous intent. Utilising images and decorative motives found in eastern European mythology, and combining these with popular imagery of momento mori, Davidoff creates forms that, whilst holding something of a narrative, contain no happy ending..
In his practice, Davidoff often explores architectural structures and spaces through intervention, encouraging the exploration and re-analysis of the constructed inner landscapes and environs that we visit and inhabit. He does this through site-specific/responsive installations, minimalist structural additions, the building of fake walls, creating forests of naked fluorescent light tubes and the stacking industrial ‘handmades’. Davidoff has a particular interest in rediscovering the handmade - sometimes structurally unnecessary - in architecture; highlighting brickwork, architrave and the cavities behind walls and under floors.
until Friday 17th of November 6pm
Stockroom Travels Series : Cremorne
THE RYAN SISTERS
Stockroom is very proud to present its inaugural Stockroom Travels Exhibition Series beyond its permanent location in regional Victoria. To launch the newly completed Cremorne Studios and make welcome its new tenants, this exhibition brings together a selection of artists who regularly show at Stockroom’s Kyneton gallery.
17 William St, Cremorne 3121
CREMORNE TRADING HOURS
Thurs . Fri: 11:00 to 6:00
Sat . 11:00 to 2:00
until Sunday 5th of November 5pm
Ok I'll do angels instead
Erika Gofton’s work is fundamentally about empathy. About how we respond and feel for another and in turn how we then connect to ourselves. She is especially interested in exploring the intersubjective relationship of mother and child, in particular that liminal state of adolescence; the heightened internal fear and anxiety of being close yet distant in the same breath. Her work sits somewhere precariously between the light and the dark, the beautiful and the ugly, the lucid and the ambiguous. The work is a catharsis, a way to confront the discomfort both through the image and the process. It has become the nadir, the threshold, the point of letting go. The mark has become both the conduit and the counsel.
"Botanical Backdrop continues my ongoing intrigue with investigating the essential components that contribute to creating pictures and, in particular, photographs alongside a pervading interest in place and landscape. The new work stems from a video work I made last year that is also included in the exhibition."
Sam Petersen's work stems from the self and all that is close to her. She is interested in what can be done with one's fluid self and the space around it. The artist work relates to body as well as mind, exploring everyday feelings between the rational and the playful. Click on the audio link below to listen to the artist speaking about her work.