Optimistically Omnivorous

Curator: Martin Smith

19 June - 1 August 2020

Optimistically Omnivorous is a small yet potent survey exhibition of photographic artists who were either born in or later moved to, and are influenced by or critical of, the locale of Queensland. This exhibition is part of Onespace Gallery’s ongoing commitment to the photographic community of Queensland. It seeks to present new work from diverse voices on a unique place. With a line-up of established and several impressive emerging artists Optimistically Omnivorous includes works by Cara Coombe, Peter Fischmann, Teresa Fornataro, Julia Scott Green, Christopher Handran and James Hornsby.

“Optimistically Omnivorous presents the work of six Queensland-based photographic artists, whose practices utilise materials, places and ideas that are readily available. However, they employ divergent methods, approaches and philosophical connections to the medium. From constructed performances that reveal false narratives to indexical documentations that emphasise a specific time or place, the exhibition highlights photography’s multiple modes for representing us and itself, questioning the very act of looking.

With the artists working from, or close to, home with simple materials and processes, Optimistically Omnivorous creates connections to communities and each other around a common place—Queensland—through the presentation of familiar landscapes, known cultural conventions, habits and actions, with shared narratives around universal experiences.”

— Martin Smith, Curator (Catalogue Essay Excerpt)


ALL ARTWORKS WILL BE LISTED ONLINE FRIDAY 19 JUNE 

We are delighted to have the opportunity to invite a smaller number of guests to our new space to explore the exhibition and hear more about the artists and their works. We will be offering refreshments as part of each hourly session. Unfortunately spaces will be limited, so RSVPs will be taken until capacity is reach for each session.
Session times and details will be announced shortly. Sign up to our mailing list on our contact page to be the first to know.

Note: We would also like to assure you that we are practicing safe and hygienic practices throughout the gallery space and we will ensure that there are no more than 15 attendees in the gallery at one time to abide by the Government’s social distancing guidelines.

Julia Scott Green,

Palate Cleanse,

2020,

Pigment print, 97.2 x 65cm, Edition 1 of 3+AP, unframed.

$1000

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Julia Scott Green,

Idea for Speculative Fiction, 

Pigment print, 130 x 70cm, Edition 1 of 3+AP, unframed.

$1200

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Julia Scott Green,

Posthuman, Compost, 

2020,

Pigment print, 60 x 60cm, Edition 1 of 3+AP, unframed

$800

 

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Teresa Fornataro, 

Physi-you, 

2019,

3 channel video – 2min 43sec, Edition 1 of 1 +AP.

$900

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Teresa Fornataro,

Reverse Me, 

2020,

3 channel video – 2min, Edition 1 of 1 +AP.

$800

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Christopher Handran,

Talbot Carpet, 

2020,

Digital print on carpet, 2400 x 1300 mm.

$3600

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Christopher Handran
Liquid Crystal Displaced

2019

LCD screen, Digital video, LCD screens, mirrors, cardboard, tripod, reflective foil, 14 minutes 26 seconds,

1500 x 850 x 1300 cm.

$5000

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Peter Fischmann,

Surfers Paradise III

1979,

Pigment print, 29.7 x 42cm, Edition 1 of 10.

$500

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Peter Fischmann,

Surfers Paradise II

1979,

Pigment print, 29.7 x 42cm, Edition 1 of 10.

$500

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Peter Fischmann,

Surfers Paradise I

1979,

Pigment print, 29.7 x 42cm, Edition 1 of 10.

$500

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Peter Fischmann,

Roma Street Station

1979,

Pigment print, 29.7 x 42cm, Edition 1 of 10.

$500

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Peter Fischmann,

Toowong Station

1979,

Pigment print, 29.7 x 42cm, Edition 1 of 10.

$500

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Peter Fischmann,

South Brisbane Station

1979,

Pigment print, 29.7 x 42cm, Edition 1 of 10.

$500

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Peter Fischmann,

Central Station, Brisbane

1979,

Pigment print, 29.7 x 42cm, Edition 1 of 10.

$500

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Cara Coombe

Play Pretend

2019

Pigment print, 76 x 76cm, Edition 1 of 3+AP.

$1200

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Cara Coombe

Dinner is served

2019

Pigment print, 67 x 152cm, Edition 1 of 3+AP.

$2000

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Cara Coombe

Mum and Dad

2019

Pigment print, 101 x 76cm, Edition 1 of 3+AP.

$1500

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James Hornsby

THE HOWLING WITH THE DIAMONDS

2019

Digital UV print on acrylic

90 x 90cm, Edition 1 of 1 +AP.

$900

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James Hornsby

Some things stick out of you

2019

Digital UV print on acrylic

90 x 90cm, Edition 1 of 1 +AP.

$900

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James Hornsby

Don’t get your hopes up

2019

Digital UV print on acrylic

120 x 90cm, Edition 1 of 1 +AP.

$1200

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James Hornsby

Birds of Paradise

2019

Digital UV print on acrylic

90 x 90cm, Edition 1 of 1 +AP.

$900

 

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James Hornsby

Alien Plant

2019

Digital UV print on acrylic

90 x 90cm, Edition 1 of 1 +AP.

$900

 

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