Exposed, 2019, Library Stairwell Gallery, Darlinghurst - Stupid As A Painter, 2019
Work in Progress, 2019, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby - An assemblage in Home Grown: The Tenacious Realm, 2019
Work in Progress explores marginalisation and mental illness via social abstraction. The tumour of objects can be seen to mimic the vicious thought cycles that often accompany mental illness and perpetuate social isolation and loneliness. Conversely, it could illustrate the notion of finding one’s tribe and the strength drawn from belonging. This metaphor, via the entire visual conglomeration, can be extended further to presume the responsibility of the community at large to accept diversity. Those living with mental illness know it is an ongoing challenge, however the role of society in unravelling stigma and embracing difference can aid in social integration - as the title suggests it is a Work in Progress.
Outside Looking In, 2019, Art Space, Chatswood - A site specific installation in Future Abstract, 2019
This site specific installation surveys 33°47′44″S 151°11′00″E the location it was exhibited, known as The Concourse, Chatswood, as well as the surrounding local area. The industrial materials and angular forces of the Chatswood cityscape lend themselves to the geometric and planar abstraction that cover the surfaces of the work. Via the use of Google Earth technology digital imagery of the surveyed area was employed as a rectified readymade, allowing for a rudimentary beginning to a process of abstraction. Outside Looking In expands beyond the conventional pictorial plane, using the wall and floor as the artworks ground, and breaks the physical confinements of the gallery.