29th September - 14th October 2016
Wednesday 28th September, 6–8pm
Max Lawrence White
Unbound will present a body of paintings that explore the element of colour. These paintings will attempt to highlight combinations between the artificial and the natural, creating juxtapositions within each painting that show colour as something autonomous, independent of form and freed of linguistic expression. The paintings are not attempts to systemize colour but rather present is as an element that can elude description.
Alighiero: I fell off the back of an ag bike when I was 14, I’ve not ridden since.
Boetti: Yeah, the construction of one's distinctiveness happens through an identification with others, the Other. The Other may be benign, such that one seeks to emulate its individualities, values or beliefs - or malign, when one desires to dissociate from its characteristics.
Alighiero: The ag bike?
Boetti: A maligned Other.
Alighiero: Should I ride again?
Exploring the phenomenology of dream-thought, and the essence of play as a means of wish-fulfilment and enacting preconscious phantasy. Facilitate an investigative level of inquiry into the utilisation of symbolic agency operating the psyche as a mechanism working between mind and body, bridging the gap between concrete experience and abstract thought.
Cognitive thought processes are relentlessly transpiring, sometimes without mindful recognition. We face a multitude of basic and complex problems, and are always trying to seek fluid comprehension. It is through an internal motivation that these problems can be unveiled and suddenly liberated from the weight of the unknown. Due to the limitations of consciousness, these reveries are frequently forgotten, altered or perceived as somewhat surreal and often unable to be fully expressed due to a lacking in vernacular, which is synonymous in both a verbal and physical senses of communication.
The Block Is Hot.
Matthew Usinowicz received his BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara. The conceptual inspirations for Matthew’s work are the layers of human experience and spatial existence – the relationship between human and object. His work is at the intersections where working processes conflict with social classism, music, human accumulation and residue - the ever changing landscape around us. Experimentation, processes, and material specificity are at the heart of his work. Matthew has exhibited exclusively in United States, notably in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. His exhibition at Seventh Gallery will mark his first international exhibition. He currently lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
Between Us considers the constitution of identity as facilitated by network-based media. With a specific focus on queer identity, the work posits the self as not a fixed and stable entity but as being in a state of constant becoming. The work takes place at the site of digitally mediated human connection and infers the multilayered and heterogeneous nature of subjectivity. The work utilises both the artists’ body as the generative force behind Between Us, using motion capture technology, photography and 3D scanning to create a fluid assemblage of organic and non-organic elements that intends to present the contemporary conditions of technologically mediated subjectivity.
Coleman is a graduate from the University of South Australia’s School of Art, Architecture and Design (Bachelor of Visual Arts), and Adelaide Central School of Art (Bachelor of Visual Arts Honours).