Constant Craving: Desire. Solitude. Acceptance. Preservation. showcases four artists responses to Dr Therese Kenyon's curatorial brief where she considers our drive to consume, questions the way we create meaning for ourselves in the world and reflects upon our cravings for something new, but perhaps not that important to our lives.
Simpson’s response to this brief is Desire. Former material possessions have been largely repurposed and reimagined as other ‘Objects of My Desire’, purveying a cycle for craving beauty in the tangible realm. For this exhibition Simpson has worked with textile reassembly and the dyeing, coating, stitching and perforating of paper.
Meyers constantly craves Solitude in nature, noting the things she loves the most cannot be insured or replaced. She is a chronic collector of things that can’t be bought such as feathers and insect wings. Meditative walks and art journaling have resulted in mixed media works including photography, installation, collage, drawing and printmaking. Her works ask us to slow down and take time to appreciate the natural world more fully.
Kelsey observes that our cravings for attention and Acceptance have reached epidemic proportions in a skewed world that informs you immediately if you are ‘liked’ via social media. The current social media obsession is the result of cunning technological engineering that targets the reward centres of the brain. Kelsey has documented her journey craving acceptance through poetry, watercolour and mixed media.
Chang’s artwork for this exhibition is concerned with the need for Preservation. His work is a response to constant consumerism in everyday life, and stresses our need to preserve the natural world. Through his use of found objects, natural materials and sound, Chang’s installation challenges our ‘throw away, single use’ society.
Join the artists and curator Therese Kenyon on Sunday 22nd April 2-4pm for opening speeches and champagne.
Exhibition open 10am-4pm:
- Saturday 21st April,
- Sunday 22nd April,
- Saturday 28th April
- Sunday 29th April
- Saturday May 5th
- Sunday May 6th
Eramboo Artist Environment
304 McCarrs Creek Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084