Guides to help you – Campbell Arcade, Melbourne

I have a work in a group show ‘GUIDES TO HELP YOU’

14 FEBRUARY – 22 APRIL, CLOSING EVENT – SAT 22 APRIL, 3-5PM

CAMPBELL ARCADE, DEGRAVES ST SUBWAY, MELBOURNE – CURATED BY TRACY SARROFF

ALY INDERMüLE, BRENDAN VAN HEK, EUGENIA RASKOPOULOS, KRISTIN MCIVER, MARC FREEMAN, TRACY SARROFF, VERONICA CAVEN ALDOUS

Guides To Help You is an exhibition of artworks made with light that presents a wide overview of creative approaches spanning neon, fluorescent and LED in a multitude of forms. Aly Indermühle, Brendan Van Hek, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Kristin McIver, Marc Freeman, Tracy Sarroff and Veronica Caven Aldous are all multidisciplinary artists whose stylistic and conceptual explorations of this medium are as unique as they are varied. The artists have pursued different ideas from abstraction, colour, form and geometry to narratives of translation, social media, direction, existentialism, shared identities, science fiction and ecology.

Housed within a busy public realm of the Degraves Street subway display cases and surrounded by original mid century modern interior, the various artworks illuminate their strong presence either passing or stopping. They electrify words, shine thoughts, consider concepts, take space, colour play and speak across the inner sides of the walkway.

 

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VERONICA CAVEN ALDOUS’ work in the Campbell Arcade continues her interest in creating playful and ambiguous contemporary metaphors of light. Her practice often finds influence in colour-field painting, post minimalism, spatial interventions, philosophy and meditation while the great beauty of natural light phenomenon motivates her, such as, sunrise, sunsets and the night sky. This work comprising two panels of LED programmed light boxes invites the audience to look inside its seemingly infinite space at close range in order to consider their own spatial situation.

Campbell Arcade exhibition space is run and managed by Creative Spaces and The City of Melbourne

 

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