objects
group show

5 October - 2 November 2019

Found, discovered, unearthed, manipulated, reimagined, all the works in this show have started out as one thing and become another. Perhaps they could be called ‘provisional’ or ‘incomplete’, on the way to becoming something else, or perhaps they have arrived, complete now that they are being exhibited.

The incomplete or provisional should not be feared, they are captured moments, intentional but fleeting, stopped mid-flight, hovering. They are works that oscillate between the impossibility of art and the equally persistent impossibility of non-art in a weird conversation of deliberation and indecision.

It can be said that art that looks casual, dashed-off, tentative, unfinished or self-cancelling, deliberately turns away from the imposing history of art for something that seems to constantly risk inconsequence or collapse. The sense of casualness and unfinished-ness in the work heralds it as fresh and connected with the foundational doubt of modern art that really had been lost in the marketing and professionalising, and in the technical slickness of the art market. The history of modern art is full of strategies of refusal and acts of negation.

Objects is a show of artists’ renewed curiosity about art’s material possibilities and their rediscovery of the act of making art.

Jonathan Campbell Lion (2018) cast bronze 100 x 100mm approx. $650

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Tony Lane Views from Above (2018-2019) ceramic tiles, various sizes $7,800

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Peter James Smith Carpenter's Rules (2019) wood, rulers 420 x 240 x 250mm $1,800

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Philippa Blair Decollage Drawings 1-4 (2019) mixed media, framed 370 x 310mm ea. $4,200

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Wes Fieldhouse Salute (2019) mixed media, various sizes / installed 1670 x 1940mm approx. $4,800

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Jonathan Campbell Dinner Party Conversation (2018) cast bronze, candle holder 340h x 100d x 500w mm $1,800

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Simon Allison Sprite(s) (2019) chrome, painted drift wood, various sizes $650 - $1,450

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Peter James Smith Rainbow Warrior wooden tray with rulers $1,400

Jonathan Campbell Hangman (2019) cast bronze chopping board 340 x 270mm $2,200

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Peter James Smith Drift of the Stars (2019) oil, enamel & rulers on board 610 x 923mm $3,600

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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Artwork title, 2010. Oil on canvas. 121.5 x 107 cm

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