IMPRESSIONS

MONISHA CHIPPADA, LEILA FRIJAT, SIVAAN LANSDOWNE – WALKER, RAYA TOLENTINO
   
January
   
21
 -  
February
   
1
"Impressions, characterised by indistinction and ‘unintention’, allude to something more."

INFORMATION

Impressions is a group show composed of works by Leila Frijat, Monisha Chippada, Raya Tolentino, and Sivaan Lansdowne Walker. Impressions is an attempt to consider the residual impressions of human gesture and experience. Impressions, characterised by indistinction and ‘unintention’, allude to something more

 

The more is where these four artists aim to investigate with Frijat developing Liminal Place (working title). This fabric installation examines linear perceptions of time; visualising it across a two-dimensional woven plane. Tapestry suspended in mid-air, with the threads flowing in and out of existence, will begin at the ceiling and spill onto the floor. The work will seek to gratify Frijat’s personal questions pertaining to states of existence, non-existence and impressions, while also recognising the collective demeanour of such emotions, anxieties, and physical responses to time and place. 

 

Chippada’s work explores the impressions folklore and religious stories that implicate our senses of selves and the ways in which we navigate the world in Scattered.. (working title). Through the exploration and personification of the treatment of the Hindu goddess Durga (also referred to as Kali & Shakti), the work will use sculpture to reflect on the lived experiences of South Asian women in contemporary society. Through comparing and contrasting the multitudes of female value in modernity - the duality between adoration and objectification / degradation will be made apparent.

 

Walker’s work will continue on from her employment of dust as a marker of recognition. This will take the form of a sculpture inspired by 3D jigsaws. The sculpture will evolve from a gestural line on paper, move into cut pieces, and finally be moulded and decorated before being slid together. Pieces of a puzzle, much like dust, acknowledge the process of thinking, preempting, assembling and disassembling; as integral in understanding the knowledge of ourselves. Surface textures will be similar to the works provided in the supporting documents of her ‘Being Here’ exhibition. 

 

Tolentino’s work will mark her exciting debut as an artist outside of tertiary education. over and over again (working title), concurrently implies repetition and cycles of progression in relation to one’s own life. She seeks to combine a revival of her drawing practice with an experimental and gestural approach to artmaking. This work will comprise large scale drawings and performance which seeks to temporarily immortalise the fluid gestures of physical mark-making. Thus, conceptually engaged, Tolentino aims to insert herself into the cycle of progression and repetition to build herself as an art practitioner. She observes and becomes a part of: the repetitive, cyclical and progressive act of developing an artwork.

 

Together these pieces will form a cohesive exhibition which gives four emerging artists space to engage with both; their own conceptual interests, while developing a platform for discussions surrounding the importance and fundamental recognition of human gestural, emotional, and reflective responses to time and place.

Impressions is a group show composed of works by Leila Frijat, Monisha Chippada, Raya Tolentino, and Sivaan Lansdowne Walker. Impressions is an attempt to consider the residual impressions of human gesture and experience. Impressions, characterised by indistinction and ‘unintention’, allude to something more

 

The more is where these four artists aim to investigate with Frijat developing Liminal Place (working title). This fabric installation examines linear perceptions of time; visualising it across a two-dimensional woven plane. Tapestry suspended in mid-air, with the threads flowing in and out of existence, will begin at the ceiling and spill onto the floor. The work will seek to gratify Frijat’s personal questions pertaining to states of existence, non-existence and impressions, while also recognising the collective demeanour of such emotions, anxieties, and physical responses to time and place. 

 

Chippada’s work explores the impressions folklore and religious stories that implicate our senses of selves and the ways in which we navigate the world in Scattered.. (working title). Through the exploration and personification of the treatment of the Hindu goddess Durga (also referred to as Kali & Shakti), the work will use sculpture to reflect on the lived experiences of South Asian women in contemporary society. Through comparing and contrasting the multitudes of female value in modernity - the duality between adoration and objectification / degradation will be made apparent.

 

Walker’s work will continue on from her employment of dust as a marker of recognition. This will take the form of a sculpture inspired by 3D jigsaws. The sculpture will evolve from a gestural line on paper, move into cut pieces, and finally be moulded and decorated before being slid together. Pieces of a puzzle, much like dust, acknowledge the process of thinking, preempting, assembling and disassembling; as integral in understanding the knowledge of ourselves. Surface textures will be similar to the works provided in the supporting documents of her ‘Being Here’ exhibition. 

 

Tolentino’s work will mark her exciting debut as an artist outside of tertiary education. over and over again (working title), concurrently implies repetition and cycles of progression in relation to one’s own life. She seeks to combine a revival of her drawing practice with an experimental and gestural approach to artmaking. This work will comprise large scale drawings and performance which seeks to temporarily immortalise the fluid gestures of physical mark-making. Thus, conceptually engaged, Tolentino aims to insert herself into the cycle of progression and repetition to build herself as an art practitioner. She observes and becomes a part of: the repetitive, cyclical and progressive act of developing an artwork.

 

Together these pieces will form a cohesive exhibition which gives four emerging artists space to engage with both; their own conceptual interests, while developing a platform for discussions surrounding the importance and fundamental recognition of human gestural, emotional, and reflective responses to time and place.

FEATURED WORKS

Sivaan Lansdowne Walker, Being Here, 2020, Dust, Resin, Plaster & Wood, Installation Shot, AIRspace Projects, Photographed by Dean Qiulin Li
Monisha Chippada, ilū (home), 2018, Video Work projected on Sari Silk - Photographed by Monisha Chippada, Down Under Space, Chippendale
Raya Tolentino, some type of thought process, 2018, charcoal and pencil on paper
Leila Frijat ‘Innate Encounters’, 2018, Clay, Grass & Arduinos - Interactive Media Lab
Raya Tolentino, Into, 2016

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