Our Material World

From the Warrnambool Art Gallery Collection
30 Mar 2024 - 20 Oct 2024

Curated by

Helmut Lueckenhausen, House Teraphim 2, 2014, American Walnut, Queensland silver ash and marine grade plywood, 125.5 x 137.5 x 35 cm. Purchased with funds provided by Professor Barbara van Ernst AM and the Warrnambool Art Gallery Foundation, 2015
Helmut Lueckenhausen, House Teraphim 2, 2014, American Walnut, Queensland silver ash and marine grade plywood, 125.5 x 137.5 x 35 cm. Purchased with funds provided by Professor Barbara van Ernst AM and the Warrnambool Art Gallery Foundation, 2015

Inspired by the still life genre, Our material world takes it cues from close observation of our world. It describes our bonds with things around us and in doing so forms a commentary on both the enduring and the fleeting. It does not suggest grandeur or greatness, rather it generates a quality of attention for the overlooked, the everyday, the essential minutia that makes up the human experience, by drawing attention to our most basic encounters with the physical world. For it is in the details, the specifics that we find meaning