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Friday, March 19, 2010

Stone's Throw - Adelaide Central Gallery




Opened by Nic Folland, artist On Friday 19 March 2010

Exhibition concludes 17 April 2010

Curated by ACSA graduate and lecturer Julia Robinson, Stone’s Throw surveys the sculptural work of five ACSA graduates Lauren Andersen, Mary Coventry, Kate Benda, Kate Morkuna and Renate Nisi.

The significance we attach to everyday objects is often less about their common function and more about our relationship to them, their potential to trigger memories, stimulate thoughts and imaginings. Adelaide Central Gallery’s upcoming exhibition Stone’s Throw promises a broad spectrum of sculptural approaches linked by notions of the everyday.

Whilst there was no strict thematic premise for the show, “the title of the exhibition was chosen to speak of a specific physicality pertinent to sculptors of all disciplines” says Robinson...”a physicality suggested by the verb ‘throw’ and the noun ‘stone’ ”.

Kate Morkunas’ gentle wire sculptures of everyday objects, seem to speak of a glass half full whilst Kate Benda uses found and collected books to consider similar ideas of the power of ordinary objects to enrich our lives and carry meaning.

Mary Coventry also takes the everyday object as a starting point but pushes the physicality of the object to its limit. Renate Nisi’s works rather than being grounded in the everyday object, fuses the man made with the mystical as mountains become skyscrapers whilst Lauren Anderson’s work has consistently explored the sticky territory of the visual pun, defying you to laugh.

For further information or images please contact Prue Gramp, Gallery Manager, on (08) 8364 2809 or

prue.gramp@acsa.edu.au

Images attached: (D) Kate Benda, a pile of books on the floor, 2010, mixed media, 200 x 200mm. (U) Kate Morkunas, wire drawing 1, wire, dimensions variable

Adelaide Central Gallery

45 Osmond Terrace, Norwood SA 5067

T +618 8364 2809

E gallery@acsa.sa.edu.au

W www.acsa.sa.edu.au

Opening Hours:

Mon–Fri 9am–5pm,

Sat 11am–4pm

Gallery closed Easter holidays