In-Between

Anna Battersby, Canbora Bayraktar, Susan Chen, Marcus Dillon, Jan Guy, Allegra Holmes, Laura Nolan, Kristi Pupo, Mitsuo Shoji and Eleni Tsomis
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
October
   
10
 -  
October
   
21
The ‘in-between’ is an essence of the unseen; the play between boundaries, binaries, dexterity, concepts, beauty and outcomes. This exhibition interrogates the idea of playing in-between purpose and chance, while working within the tangible frameworks of contemporary art and craft.

INFORMATION

In-Between is an exhibition collating the fields of glass and ceramics. The ‘in-between’ is an essence of the unseen; the play between boundaries, binaries, dexterity, concepts, beauty and outcomes. This exhibition interrogates the idea of playing in-between purpose and chance, while working within the tangible frameworks of contemporary art and craft. This translates into a play between material and ethereal, amounting to an interchangeable and congruent harmonisation of the conceptual and the craftsman.

 

The visual idea of an embodied object intersperses between morphological worlds of reality and imagination, acknowledging the perspective of both positive and negative margins. Each artist, a master within their own craft, manipulates, encompasses and modifies an inner realism, thus awakening an altered state of possibilities within time and space. The engaged activity of natural materials and technological forces utilised within glass and ceramic making segregate the subconscious and cognitive mind. In-between is the recognition of technical practices behind artistic execution. Within the intertwining space of art and craft the surface in-which they overlap - the In-between – is an opportunity for the evolution of functional and sculptural existence.

Anna Battersby; With a deep material engagement, Anna’s practice focuses on the creation of gestural porcelain works within which the intertwinement of the elemental within the medium of clay is explored and brought to the fore. The relationship between material and process is illuminated, inviting the viewer to contemplate the material, the poetic and the imaginative.

 

Canbora Bayraktar is a Turkish born ceramic artist who lives and works in Sydney. He has exhibited his artworks in several group exhibitions in Turkey, Mexico, Australia, Italy and Hong Kong. In his art practice, Canbora explores the relationship between theobjects and collective memories through the forms which are created as attempts to combine industrial object making techniques and traditional ceramics decoration methods. In order to achieve this amalgamation, he develops novel production methods with unorthodox use oF materials to create his artworks. In this artwork, ‘A Pair of Odd Gloves’, he pursued to materialize the relationships between individuals as well as their disconnections.

 

Susan Chen is a Sydney based ceramic artist who creates both functional and sculptural artwork. Currently she is exploring the possibilities of 3D ceramic printing, investigating how this new digital process can be utilised to create a unique and innovative approach to this traditional medium. Chen’s practice demonstrates an ongoing dialogue between art, craft and design.

 

Marcus Dillon; Spanning 25 years Marcus’ practice encompasses interdisciplinary methodology with hands-on material manipulation. His works interpret forces within nature, compositions of matter and assorted formulae of energy. Operating within a territory of shifting sight-lines, the interplay between interior and exterior space solicits consideration to what is revealed, what is concealed, how space is compressed and movement directed.

 

Allegra Holmes; As a matricentric feminist artist, my practice is intrinsically linked to the daily work of raising my children. My work investigates and materializes concepts of maternal embodiment, feminism and intimacy, and the transformative potential of mothering. I am a current Masters of Fine Arts candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, furthering my research on the anarchic power of the maternal body.

 

Jan Guy; Thoughts and feelings, as if high tides, wash and lap against the epidermis. Sometimes, they appear far off in the distance – dry and low, but with the space between them and the world marked by the soft, undulating traces of their retreat. Sometimes, they traverse the skin’s dam, seeping, bleeding, rushing out to meet the world; there they find their kindred in the damp formlessness of clay. They shape the clay and the clay with its chameleonic nature reveals their endless faces.These flows between the visible and the invisible, the harsh and the soft, the flesh and the mud - they are my process, they are my history, they are my kindred.

 

Laura Nolan is a research candidate of a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Sydney College of the Arts. Working with hot glass as a predominant medium while incorporating a diverse range of expanding disciplines within sculptural installations. Nolan is a finalist in the 2018 National Emerging Glass Artist Prize, a finalist in 2018 Clyde and Co Art Awards, A finalist in the 2018 Greenway Art Prize and a finalist in the forthcoming 2020 Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award.  Nolan is passionately motivated to make art in response to current social, political, spiritual and environmental issues. 

 

Kristi Pupo is a Sydney based artist graduating with a bachelor of fine arts with honours in 2011. Pupo then took time to travel the islands of Indonesia exploring her inner truths and examining earthbound relationships with people, places and material objects. This lead to the contemplation of alternate fields of existence, which Pupo continues to explore in her practice predominately through installation, performance and ceramics; with dalliances in painting.  

 

Mitsuo Shoji is a Japanese born ceramist who trained in Kyoto City University of Fine Arts, he lives and works in Sydney.  His artworks are renowned nationally and internationally.  He taught Ceramics at Sydney College of the Arts for 29 years.  He is now Honorary Associate Professor.

 

Eleni Tsomis completed a Masters in Fine Art this year. The work that she makes is concerned with the process of repetition. Her most recent body of work uses the memory as a concept in whatever form she chooses to make repeatedly.

In-Between is an exhibition collating the fields of glass and ceramics. The ‘in-between’ is an essence of the unseen; the play between boundaries, binaries, dexterity, concepts, beauty and outcomes. This exhibition interrogates the idea of playing in-between purpose and chance, while working within the tangible frameworks of contemporary art and craft. This translates into a play between material and ethereal, amounting to an interchangeable and congruent harmonisation of the conceptual and the craftsman.

 

The visual idea of an embodied object intersperses between morphological worlds of reality and imagination, acknowledging the perspective of both positive and negative margins. Each artist, a master within their own craft, manipulates, encompasses and modifies an inner realism, thus awakening an altered state of possibilities within time and space. The engaged activity of natural materials and technological forces utilised within glass and ceramic making segregate the subconscious and cognitive mind. In-between is the recognition of technical practices behind artistic execution. Within the intertwining space of art and craft the surface in-which they overlap - the In-between – is an opportunity for the evolution of functional and sculptural existence.

Anna Battersby; With a deep material engagement, Anna’s practice focuses on the creation of gestural porcelain works within which the intertwinement of the elemental within the medium of clay is explored and brought to the fore. The relationship between material and process is illuminated, inviting the viewer to contemplate the material, the poetic and the imaginative.

 

Canbora Bayraktar is a Turkish born ceramic artist who lives and works in Sydney. He has exhibited his artworks in several group exhibitions in Turkey, Mexico, Australia, Italy and Hong Kong. In his art practice, Canbora explores the relationship between theobjects and collective memories through the forms which are created as attempts to combine industrial object making techniques and traditional ceramics decoration methods. In order to achieve this amalgamation, he develops novel production methods with unorthodox use oF materials to create his artworks. In this artwork, ‘A Pair of Odd Gloves’, he pursued to materialize the relationships between individuals as well as their disconnections.

 

Susan Chen is a Sydney based ceramic artist who creates both functional and sculptural artwork. Currently she is exploring the possibilities of 3D ceramic printing, investigating how this new digital process can be utilised to create a unique and innovative approach to this traditional medium. Chen’s practice demonstrates an ongoing dialogue between art, craft and design.

 

Marcus Dillon; Spanning 25 years Marcus’ practice encompasses interdisciplinary methodology with hands-on material manipulation. His works interpret forces within nature, compositions of matter and assorted formulae of energy. Operating within a territory of shifting sight-lines, the interplay between interior and exterior space solicits consideration to what is revealed, what is concealed, how space is compressed and movement directed.

 

Allegra Holmes; As a matricentric feminist artist, my practice is intrinsically linked to the daily work of raising my children. My work investigates and materializes concepts of maternal embodiment, feminism and intimacy, and the transformative potential of mothering. I am a current Masters of Fine Arts candidate at Sydney College of the Arts, furthering my research on the anarchic power of the maternal body.

 

Jan Guy; Thoughts and feelings, as if high tides, wash and lap against the epidermis. Sometimes, they appear far off in the distance – dry and low, but with the space between them and the world marked by the soft, undulating traces of their retreat. Sometimes, they traverse the skin’s dam, seeping, bleeding, rushing out to meet the world; there they find their kindred in the damp formlessness of clay. They shape the clay and the clay with its chameleonic nature reveals their endless faces.These flows between the visible and the invisible, the harsh and the soft, the flesh and the mud - they are my process, they are my history, they are my kindred.

 

Laura Nolan is a research candidate of a Masters of Fine Arts at the University of Sydney College of the Arts. Working with hot glass as a predominant medium while incorporating a diverse range of expanding disciplines within sculptural installations. Nolan is a finalist in the 2018 National Emerging Glass Artist Prize, a finalist in 2018 Clyde and Co Art Awards, A finalist in the 2018 Greenway Art Prize and a finalist in the forthcoming 2020 Wollongong Acquisitive Sculpture Award.  Nolan is passionately motivated to make art in response to current social, political, spiritual and environmental issues. 

 

Kristi Pupo is a Sydney based artist graduating with a bachelor of fine arts with honours in 2011. Pupo then took time to travel the islands of Indonesia exploring her inner truths and examining earthbound relationships with people, places and material objects. This lead to the contemplation of alternate fields of existence, which Pupo continues to explore in her practice predominately through installation, performance and ceramics; with dalliances in painting.  

 

Mitsuo Shoji is a Japanese born ceramist who trained in Kyoto City University of Fine Arts, he lives and works in Sydney.  His artworks are renowned nationally and internationally.  He taught Ceramics at Sydney College of the Arts for 29 years.  He is now Honorary Associate Professor.

 

Eleni Tsomis completed a Masters in Fine Art this year. The work that she makes is concerned with the process of repetition. Her most recent body of work uses the memory as a concept in whatever form she chooses to make repeatedly.

FEATURED  WORKS

Anna Battersby, Threefold, 2019, Porcelain
Canbora Bayraktar, A Pair of Odd Gloves, 2017, Stoneware, 33 x 24 x 21 cm
Jan Guy, Connections (three orifices) version #03, 2016, Ceramic
Kristi Pupo, To See Through Her Eyes, 2019, Porcelain
Laura Nolan, Chemiceral, 2018, Glass
Marcus Dillon, Halation (Detail), 2007, Glass
Mitsou Shoji, Fire Circle, Double Walled Inlay Stoneware
Susan Chen, Ceramic Cultures, 2019, 3D Printed and hand assembled Southern Ice and Scava Porcelain
Allegra Holmes & Susan Chen, Wonderland, 2019, 3D printed Stoneware, Ceramic tiles, Photographic decals

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