14 June – 27 July 2019
Pivot is a group exhibition that seeks to highlight the connection between artists’ 2D wall works and their forays into artist books. This exhibition comprises artists whose practice is mostly ‘wall-based’, but who frequently shift their platform from 2D works to something more personal and experimental in the form of an artist book. Wall works often engage the viewer for the courtesy 15-30 second ‘museum glance’, but artist books compel an audience or viewer to pay greater attention. They seduce the hands of the viewer into action – by their scale, texture, devices, and sheer manageability as objects. A simple glance foregoes the opportunity to converse with the ideas within.
Works will be exhibited as ‘duets’, a wall-based work accompanied by an artist book that is situated beneath. This format aims to explore the artist’s ‘hinge’, the conceptual intent or narrative purpose which shifts the work from a wall work unencumbered public encounter, to a more intimate insight into the artist’s practice of related books.
Pivot includes a stellar line-up of Queensland artists including: Bianca Beetson; Ross Booker; Ana Paula Estrada; Andrea Higgins; Nicola Hooper; Louis Lim + Beth Jackson; Jo Lankester; Nicola Moss; Deb Mostert; Matthew Newkirk; Thomas Oliver; Michael Phillips; William Platz; Zoe Porter and Glen Skien.
Opening Night: Friday 14 June, 6-8pm
To view the exhibition Room Brochure, click here
Image: Louis Lim and Beth Jackson, there is no end… (detail), 2017-19, handmade artist book – hand bound.
Photo: Louis Lim, courtesy of the artists.
Walking in the MacDonnell Ranges, 2017
Ink on 31-page Moleskine concertina sketchbook, A6 Length when unfolded: 279cm
Ana Paula Estrada
I was there (vol. 1), 2019
Video (displayed on iPad in handmade frame), 21 x 27cm
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Archive digital ink on rag paper Mount board, 20 x 20 x 6cm, 20 x 42 x 6cm, 20 x 29 x 25cm
James the Rat King Diptych, 2016
Hand coloured lithograph In gothic frame, 115 x 115cm.
James the Rat King pop-out book, 2019
Hand coloured lithographic / digital text, 15x30cm (folded) 30cm diameter
Flight to Weipa (SOLD), 2019
Constructed multi-colour plate Intaglio with hand stitching, 70 x 100 cm diptych
Cortex – Weipa II, 2019
Artist book; Multi-colour plate Intaglio and relief with hand stitching, 20 x 15 x 105 cm
Choose Your Forest, 2009-2019
Works selected from her 10-year archive of residencies. Book of loose-leaf collages, drawings, frottage and printmaking with hand cut additions, on assorted papers in embossed solander box. 77 art pages, 1 title page, and 4 hand-cut pages - each 15 x 23cm, in solander box case - 17 x 25 x 8cm.
Redemption series – Birds (artist book), 2019
Oil pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on Stonehenge paper (folded), Variable (15 x 19 cm collapsed as book)
Truth (never forget), 2019
Screenprint on Fabriano paper. AP + Edition of 5, 80 x 100cm
Handmade book – digitally printed. 2AP + Edition of 5 (20 pages), Unlimited edition (20 pages), 15 x 21cm.
Bite The Hand, 2017
Digital prints on aluminium, 162cm x 146cm (total size of both prints)
DOGS GODS, 2019
Artist book - inkjet prints and typewriter text on recycled paper, 25 x 50 x 10cm
Untitled (Black Soil I), 2019
4 colour, relief print on Hosho Hik, 2AP + Edition 3-15/15 available, 54.5 x 78.8cm
Untitled (Black Soil II), 2019
16 pages plus cover, 10 colour, relief print on Hosho Hik, folded and sewn, 2AP + Edition 4-13/13 available, 27 x 19.5cm
Weena’s Bad Shuttle, 2019
Artist’s Book with nine folios: ink and body colour on primed paper, 27 x 36 x 30cm
Ama-San (SOLD), 2019
Watercolour on paper (Image based on documentary photograph by Michael Magers (US), 71 x 90cm (framed)
Foto-Metifisica I (SOLD), 2019
Photographic etching, collage and binding, 37 x 26 x 2cm