Current exhibitions at Stockroom UNTIL 7 APRIL

LAUNCH / SATURDAY

  09

MARCH / 5 PM

CUSP
PIA JOHNSON
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PATTERN
AKIKO NAGINO

PIA JOHNSON
Cusp, 2018
archival pigment print . edition of 5

Cusp

Pia Johnson presents a series of evocative photographs that expl­­ore the natural landscape around her home and regional Victoria. The exhibition is made up of photographs taken on the road in regional Victoria,  many between Melbourne and Woodend.  These images reflect the dynamics of movement, elements of the weather, the road and ever-shifting countryside.  Intersected through the landscapes are images of young teenager Maela, whose strong gaze and place within the landscape raise questions about growing up within the regional environment.

 

AKIKO NAGINO
Armed Dress (detail), 2019
hand cut paper . 150 x 70 cm

Pattern

Akiko Nagino meticulously draws and hand cuts intricate shapes on paper, revealing patterns from the sky, walls, roads, leaves, vegetables and insects exposed around her.  In Nagino's art practice she repetitively questions the definitions and notions of which patterns are beautiful, intimidating, absolute and distorted.  The power of a pattern can draw the observer in, captivate and fascinate them.