8 Easey Pieces

8 Easey Pieces is the inaugurating group exhibition at FUTURES, a new contemporary art gallery about to set sail in Collingwood with co-directors Steven Stewart and Zara Sigglekow at the helm.

The work of mine in the exhibition, and pictured in the Art Guide ad above, is Shared Background: Family Portrait in Naples (Yellow), 2020. The sculptuation (sculptural situation) comprises four components: the three family portraits as typically seen on one’s desk, bookshelf or fireplace mantelshelf, and the background space. The background space materialises as the figures pictured in the family portraits.

8 Easey Pieces consists of work by artists Nathan Beard, Tim Bučković, Lara Chamas, Matilda Davis, Matthew Harris, Gail Hastings, Sylvan Lionni, and Tama Sharman.

The gallery’s inaugural exhibition, like a good dinner party, is a symbiotic arrangement of handshakes and tensions. Purchases and receipts. Winks and nods. A beautiful congregation of weirdos! A smattering of paintings, works on paper and sculptural objects reveal aesthetic somersaults, conceptual trigonometry and otherwise wild desires. These works do what artists do best – reconfigure what is inward, what is material, and what is felt, into the magically strange; take an object, do something to it, then do something else to it.

Steven Stewart and Zara Sigglekow

21 Easey Street, Collingwood VIC 3066, Australia
+61 449 011 404

This somersault was just for fun.

But since you are here and, again, from the Directors:
‘8 Easey Pieces’ opens 15 July
Come celebrate our inauguration on Saturday 17 July, 2-5pm