Ian Williams, Another Man's Treasure, 2017, oil on panel, 42 x 60cm
Nathan Brooker, Harran, 2017, oil on panel, 31 x 21cm
Another Man's Treasure and Harran are works from Brooker and Williams' upcoming show DEADSPACE at Turner Galleries, which opens Friday March 3rd at 6pm.
DEADSPACE is a collaborative exhibition between Ian Williams and Nathan Brooker exploring the contemporary phenomenon Non-Place and its infiltration and proliferation throughout the urban landscape. Working from both the physical world and video game environments, the artists look to examine these transient places to further their understanding of contemporary abstract space.
'Lovebirds' acrylic on canvas , 50 x 40 cm
If life is like being on a long haul aircraft flight - "cabined, cribbed, confined" as Macbeth remarked - then does it really matter if it bursts into flame before we arrive anywhere?
Acid Test (in process working image)
Kate Koivisto Wheeler
Acid Test (mixed media, dimensions variable, 2017) is a new installation work which draws from and builds on an earlier, smaller sculptural work of the artist's, titled Fire Box.
"Pyro- Origin: from Greek pur ‘fire’."(Google Search)
"Pure Origin: from Latin purus, which derives from the Greek… pur 'fire'… as initially fire was used for cleansing." (https://ewonago.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/etymology-of-pure/)
Australian/British artist Kate Koivisto Wheeler completed a BA Design and a BA Visual Art at the Schools of Art and Design at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia. Her work process is experimental and intuitive, combining drawing, sculpture and painting with other materials and techniques, to create reflective works with a poetic language and approach. In 2016, she was selected for and exhibited in four projects: Stations of the Cross 2016 (curated by Claire Bushby), SCENE 2016 (Nyisztor Studio, Melville), a solo residency at ARTLAAB, ALVA, UWA (diamondskull alchemy earth), a solo exhibition, The Three Graces (Peek-a-Boo Gallery, Gotham Studios Inc, Perth Cultural Centre); and launched her art jewellery label, DIAMONDSKULL. She is currently working on a collaborative duo project.