Exhibition Opening

event date: 
Friday, 7 December 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery and Director Vanessa Gerrans invite you to attend the opening of two new exhibitions:

Sans Frontières (soft launch), Damon Kowarsky

Contained within the many structures that man has built across the earth for habitation, ritual and gathering is an inherent power. Each tower of stone or brick, steel, concrete or plaster is an embodiment of social, political, individual or collective decisions that describe narratives of culture, power and agency. These narratives are generally considered to resonate outwards, originating from an internal place and with an individual voice. Damon Kowarsky’s oeuvre presents an alternative to this way of seeing and understanding structure and its relationship with place. By applying his archaeological-eye to diverse urban and rural scenes, Kowarsky renders views beyond and between structures to reveal their relational narrative; one that is global, interconnected and ever-emerging.

Sans Frontières is a survey of prints, paintings and drawing created by Kowarsky between 2008 and 2018 that tell the collective story of places often relegated to the margins of vision. At its heart, the exhibition examines how looking, orientation and perspective can uncover narratives of culture, power and agency that are embedded in structures and expressed through the spaces they create, spaces that are constrained by the human psyche that has constructed the labyrinth.

Adaptation <monument>, Tricia Page

Adaption <monument> reflects on a time where propaganda and progress did not overshadow the truth, and objects were revered for functionality over looks. The landscape is littered with skeletons of steel, discarded objects that are resilient, yet no longer relevant. With this in mind South West artist and jeweller, Tricia Page presents a new monument of the times.

 

Friday 7 December 2018 / 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Warrnambool Art Gallery

26 Liebig Strreet, Warrnambool

Light refreshments provided

RSVP by 5th December (03) 5559 4949 gallery@warrnambool.vic.gov.au