07.02.2019 – 22.03.2019

Foster and Berean

Opening | Friday 7 February, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates | 8 February - 22 March 2020

Pat Foster & Jen Berean have been working collaboratively since 2001. Employing a diverse and lateral array of media and processes, their work unpicks the hidden systems that make up the sites and infrastructure that surrounds us. Within such thinking, contemporary architecture is deconstructed to such a degree that it is not solely concerned with the making of functional and utilisable space, but crucially, the determination of how, and by whom, such space is used, and for what purpose.

Selected recent collaborative exhibitions include: Loss Adjustment, TCB, Melbourne (2017); Evelyn Yard booth, NADA NY, Basketball City, New York (2016); Shadow of a Doubt, Evelyn Yard, London (2015); Nuove Tendenze, Neon Parc, Melbourne (2014); Ian Potter Sculpture Garden Commission, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2013); Double Negatives, Centre For Contemporary Photography and Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2011); Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down, Murray White Room, Melbourne (2010); There is No Alternative, db projects, Sydney (2010); and The Problem with Stability, Pallas Contemporary Projects, Dublin (2010). Selected recent group exhibitions include: Enterprise House, London(2017); Support Material, Soft Furnishings, RMIT Project Space, Melbourne (2016); Yesterday Night, Rowhill Mansions, London (2015); The White Hotel, Gimpel Fils, London (2014); Sequester, Embassy of Australia, Washington DC (2014); 2012 Adelaide Biennial of Art: Parallel Collisions, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (2012); NEW 09, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2009); SCAPE 2008 Christchurch Biennial, Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch; Structural Decline, Melbourne Art Fair 2008 Project Rooms; Neo Goth, University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane (2008). 

Patrick Foster will be in residence at the Norma Redpath Studio. The Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residency Program is organised in conjunction with the Norma Redpath Studio, which is facilitated by the Centre of Visual Art (CoVA), The University of Melbourne.

Image | Foster and Berean, Fatigue, in process, 2019

07.02.2019 – 22.12.2019

Lewis Fidock and Joshua Petherick
Weevils in the Flour

Opening | Friday 7 February, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates | 8 February - 22 March 2020

In parallel with their solo practices, Lewis Fidock and Joshua Petherick have been working in collaboration intermittently since 2016. Working predominantly in sculpture, the artists engage strategies of artifice, to consider and obfuscate the relationship between objects and time, archaeology and preservation, history and future. Presenting such objects within the environment of the gallery, Fidock and Petherick offer propositions and speculations that entangle the real world with the realm of alternative narratives for how objects might reflect, challenge or disrupt histories and systems and hierarchies of cultural and economic value attribution.

Selected recent collaborative exhibitions include: U, Sydney, Sydney (2019); and A Cut From Occam’s Razor, Punk Café, Melbourne (2016); Selected recent collaborative projects in group exhibitions include: Auto Body Works, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne (2018); Unreal City, Firstdraft, Sydney (2018); We Remember It For You Wholesale (Part Two), Minerva, Sydney (2017); and Future Eaters, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne (2017).

Lewis Fidock is represented by Sydney, Sydney.
Joshua Petherick is represented by STATION; and Robert Heald Gallery, Wellington.


Image | Joshua Petherick w. Lewis Fidock, found image from a special effects manual