Counihan Gallery upcoming exhibitions

22 July – 14 August

Counihan_Gallery_spot_logo_black_web.1The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is pleased to invite you to opening of two new exhibitions:

EXHUME | CLARE HUMPHRIES
and
AN APPREHENSION OF MORTALITY | BRUCE DICKSON

Opening Celebration: Thursday 21 July, 6 – 8 pm

To be opened by Cr Samantha Ratnam, Mayor of Moreland

Opening remarks from Andrew Tetzlaff, Gallery Manager RMIT School of Art Galleries,
Coordinator RMIT International Artist in Residence Program, and Lecturer RMIT School of Art
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EXHUME | CLARE HUMPHRIES
This exhibition considers a collection of inherited, personal
objects that were left to artist Clare Humphries. On the surface
the objects are ordinary belongings with little economic value
such as clothing, tools and an envelope of old photographs. But
they have been transformed by death into potent relics.

Exhume considers how personal objects can preserve the
bodily trace of those who are gone. It examines the residues
of touch that linger on the surface of objects and that evoke the
present-absence of the deceased. In a reciprocal gesture, the
exhibition also considers how notions of tactility can reconfigure
approaches to print-based practice.

fb94609f-765a-4ecc-b624-8bb9f4f5d7d9AN APPREHENSION OF MORTALITY | BRUCE DICKSON
Informed by an existential understanding of the world, Bruce
Dickson proposes that making artwork can provide a space
where individual meaning may be approached through
consciousness of mortality.

Evoking a sense of duration, change and return, repetition,
and anticipation – Dickson’s video projections respond to his
constructions – an abstraction designed to enhance our sense
of moment-to-moment awareness, and to reflect our longing for
resolution of questions posed by consciousness of mortality.

Image top:
Clare Humphries There are tears for things 2011-2014
Hand-burnished linocut prints with hand feathering and sanding
Unbound artists book
28 x 28 x 1.7 cm (closed), dimensions variable (open)
Courtesy the artist

Image bottom:
Bruce Dickson Triptych 2015
Video-still,  HD video: 1920 x 1080 – construct of paper and dowel
Courtesy the artist

FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM

Artist talks | Saturday 30 July, 2.30 pm