Melbourne based Ceramic Sculptor Vipoo Srivilasa discusses his art practice in an interview with Louis Boshoff. Vipoo’s work often references elements of consumerism in contemporary society such as fashion, technology and social media. Vipoo says, ‘I don’t view conventional modern society as a threat. it is part of my life. What I say in my work is what I experience and I am properly part of it also. Maybe deep down I am a rebel.’
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Hannah Cutts and Tara Marynowsky feature in Artbank’s exhibition ‘Sealed Section’ curated by Miriam Kelly, showing from 28 November, 2014 until 7 February, 2015.
“Tearing open the ‘perforated pages’ of the Artbank collection, Sealed Section reveals works that canvas the topics of impolite dinner conversation: sex, politics and religion. Underpinning these often controversial topics is a consideration of the complexities of human relations and the human condition. As a result, Sealed Sectionincludes a rich and diverse group of works that highlight the strength and pertinence of contemporary art as a response to the key issues of our time.”
For more details see Artbank’s page here.
Both Tara and Hannah will have solo exhibitions at Edwina Corlette Gallery in 2015. Their work can be viewed on the Edwina Corlette Gallery website here.
Congratulations to Marisa Purcell who is a finalist in the 2014 Blake Prize with her beautiful work Quiver. Judges of the Blake Prize, Anne Ferran (artist), Alexie Glass-Kantor (curator), and Alex Norman (religion academic), said submissions had ‘cast aside the leaden notion of religions as simply collections of statements about the nature of things. Here instead we see the religious and the spiritual as diverse, contradictory, uplifting, and mundane, all at once. Some of the works are playful and wry. Equally, we also see darkness, fear, and lamentation. Taken together, a distinctly optimistic and positive sentiment is palpable.’ For more information on the 2014 Blake Prize finalists, see here.
Marisa’s solo show opens the Edwina Corlette Gallery 2015 exhibition schedule in February. See the ECG website for more of Marisa’s works.