Paul Adair, Fleur van Dodewaard, Andrew Hazewinkel, Arini Byng and Georgia Hutchison, Stephanie Lagarde and Stein Ronning
Lit from the Top: Sculpture through Photography
Curated by Laura Lantieri and Sarah Wall
Through the work of seven local and international artists, Lit from the Top considers the ways in which sculpture and photography intersect in contemporary art practice. From a range of perspectives, the artists approach the photograph as site for the creation of sculptural compositions, rather than simply a method and means for their documentation. With a particular emphasis on material, form, surface, space and the image-making process, collectively their works question medium specificity and trace the ambivalent relationships between object and image, the original and the copy.
Taking its title from Sol LeWitt's serial photographic study, A Sphere Lit From the Top, Four Sides, and Their Combinations, the exhibition explores the interplay between photography and sculpture, image- and object-making, and how these artists mediate and reimagine each medium through the prism of the other – from sculptures re-presented as photographs, to photographs rendered as sculpture.
The Australian Artists' Grant is a NAVA initiative, made possible through the generous sponsorship of Mrs Janet Holmes à Court and the support of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts.
Stein Rønning | steinr.net
Fleur van Dodewaard | fleurvandodewaard.com
Stéphanie Lagarde | lagardestephanie.com
Andrew Hazewinkel | andrewhazewinkel.com
Georgia Hutchison and Arini Byng | georgiacharlotte.net | arinibyng.net
Paul Adair (Interview with Laura Lantieri) | excerptmagazine.com/blog/paul-adair
Image: Andrew Hazewinkel
Portrait 2 2015
from the series '7 portraits (after Niccolo): studies in collective resilience'
fibre-based silver gelatin print
31 x 39.5 cm
courtesy the artist