Karima Baadilla, Denise Honan + Jennifer Choat
Opening Reception 18.01.2019, 6-8 pm. RSVP
Exhibit open 19.01.2019 - 22.01.2019, 11 am - 4 pm.
“Fabrication” is an inaugural, collaborative exhibition of bronze works by artists Den Honan, Jen Choat and Karima Baadilla.
The artists chose to transform mundane domestic objects—a piece of knitting, a dishcloth, a battered boxing glove—in their pursuit of the highly laborious and largely forgotten art of bronze casting.
Karima Baadilla is a multidisciplinary artist with an interest in working through “ugly” things in the process of making. Through her sculptural works and paintings, she wades within issues of mental health, bodily representations and identity. She is interested in transforming thoughts, perceptions and memories into colours, shapes, shadows, lines and textures — giving them a space in which to reconfigure their previous meanings. Karima is a co-director of The Artists Guild — a social enterprise with a focus of championing women in the arts.
Jennifer Choat is a New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based artist working within the disciplines of sculpture and installation. With a background in Anthropology and Sociology, her art practice centres around the language of objects, visual narrative and cultural history. When not sourcing alternative materials for art works, Jennifer is a freelance arts writer and editor. Her writing has been featured in Art Almanac and Trouble Magazine.
Denise Honan’s visual and written notations investigate ideas and materials as a series of unfinished resolutions. Her drawings, models, maquettes and prints combine observations of compositions and constructions, with an examination of marking and process itself. Pivotal to her practice is the exploration and detailed use of a high-intensity, brightly coloured visual palette. She also uses found, discarded, commercially unviable and relinquished industrial materials to make her artwork.
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