Artist presents sculpture of found materials in showcase
Grace Kingston’s exhibition, ‘Deep Down’, can be experienced in Gallery 1, while works from Rebecca Gallo’s exhibition ‘Lifted’, are hung in Gallery 2.
In her work, Kingston investigates the relationship between online and real life environments in an immersive, 10-minute sensory installation of a simulated nature experience.
Presenting a sculpture of found materials gathered on walks in the area surrounding the Peacock Gallery and Auburn Botanic Gardens, Gallo says objects “tell on us”.
“A spent length of plastic yard trimmer cord, abandoned on the battle line between a maintained and unkempt nature strip; metres of tape measure that will never retract; a burned bank statement. These objects are scraps, junk, detritus – they are obsolescence incarnate,” she said.
“But they are also deeply embedded with stories, actions and value systems.
“They silently but pointedly articulate our relationships with the world of things, and through this, how we interact with one another, institutions and technologies.
“As well as being storytellers of their former lives, the objects become shapes, colours and forms in space.
“For all the impression of weightlessness, they remain steadfastly here.
“Our objects will tell on us long after we’re gone.”