EXPLORE Sydney Contemporary 2021

Dan Elborne and Nicola Scott

11 - 21 November 2021

Onespace Gallery is excited to feature two of our strongest early career artists – conceptual ceramicist, Dan Elborne, based in Melbourne and kaleidoscopic contemporary painter, Nicola Scott based in Brisbane.

Onespace Gallery is excited to feature two of our strongest early career artists – conceptual ceramicist, Dan Elborne, based in Melbourne and kaleidoscopic contemporary painter, Nicola Scott based in Brisbane.

DAN ELBORNE’s works are technically proficient and conceptually rich.  Often working in multiple edition series, he tackles profound broad reaching subjects with an intellectually adept and physically proficient expression. As part of Explore Sydney Contemporary, Elborne will present a total of 65 porcelain books and 15 unique sculptural pieces – each seeing bone preserved using a specially created mixture of ceramic, lead and gold leaf.

he is aware that the human spirit has a rare and pure quality—that, despite its vulnerability, there is a tenacity, a resilience, a sense of permanence. These too are the qualities of clay, his chosen medium… 
[Sandy Pottinger]

In her new works, NICOLA SCOTT explores Holography, a three-dimensional illusionary technique that records the liquidity and reflective ability of layered light waves and colour, onto a 2D picture plane. The curious, multilayered textures contained in each work suggest traces of plastic, brushes, alternating opacity and gesture. Due to the depth created by interlocking and overlaying shapes and hues, each work implies an impossible depth, forms appear to hang in non-existent space. 

Viewing Scott’s paintings is a thoroughly embodied affair, coaxing us out of language and thinking, back to bare sensation.
[Julia Scott Green]