Exhibitions at Rubicon

GALLERY 2 : Marcos Guzman & Camila Galaz – Hi Cous, Monday will be unplanned this week

GALLERY 1 : Matt Vaughan – 3000 Tuesday

GALLERY 3: Jamie Edward – Wednesday : Time well wasted

Opening Wed 19 July 6-9pm
19 July – August 5
Wed – Sat 12-5pm

Rubicon ARI
Level 1, 309 Queensberry St,
Melbourne VIC

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MAT VAUGHAN –

Fresh from a yearlong trip around Australia where his ’73 Kombi (‘Old Girl’) was home, studio, gallery and wheels, Mat is currently documenting and mapping out the suburbs of Melbourne by walking and collecting pigments along the way.

Sometimes he walks ‘going with the flow’ allowing the architecture of the city guide him; other times he challenges the pull of the city’s design, walking, running and jumping in resistive directions.

While walking, Mat gathers up material – dirt, paper, metal, rust, oil, concrete – in the soles of his shoes, fills his pockets and senses. Back in the studio with the walk fresh in his mind he draws, paints and scratches onto paper and canvas with the materials he has gathered. Again he allows them to guide him in the same way as the city; other times he will resist the pull of the materials and push them in ways they were never meant to be to create energetic and haptic marks.

“Laid out before me is a blank canvas. I retrace my steps from earlier in the day, this time guided by the material I’m pushing, pulling, dragging, crushing, wiggling, dropping, and rolling across the canvas,” Vaughan explains.

“Finally I am left with a canvas that is oozing with Tuesday in Melbourne.”

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CAMILA GALAZ & MARCOS GUZMAN –

Met an old man on the train that was going to a “secret” stone cutting club at Strathmore, on the other side of the fútbol oval behind that Thai restaurant I should go to more often. With my twin bro Arcos, we went to get new sunnies today that express our individual personalities. A chandelier hangs majestically in the main foyer of the Stanley Theatre, Jersey City, USA.

Camila Galaz lives and works in Melbourne, where she completed Honours in Fine Art at RMIT in 2012. In her media, drawing, and writing-based practice she explores the role that memory and archive play in the shaping and performance of identity. She also works collaboratively with the art collective TBP.
Marcos Guzman is a Melbourne based artist and completed Honours in 2013 in Gold and Silver-smithing at RMIT. Marcos’ jewellery work uncovers the subtle and precious qualities of his chosen material while his evocative titles imbue each piece with a suggested narrative. Marcos is represented by Gallery Funaki.

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Jamie Edward –

Jamie’s work reflects the inspiration he finds in nature and its beauty, space and animals. He contrasts this playfully with his observations about Australian culture and the waste – of time, of lives, of resources – that has become a part of this.

Using wood and paint, he explores the relationship between the beautiful and the ugly, and the contrast and the coexistence of this in our surroundings.

In Time Well Wasted, Jamie re-imagines the totems, symbolism and sculptures of ancient civilisations in a cheeky commentary on the Australian culture and values of today.