10 April -
30 May 2021
Gertrude Contemporary21-31 High St, Preston VIC 3072
Opening: 9 April, 6-8pm
You can always tell when late Summer arrives, people often say with a low-spirited tone that Summer is over. But it is not, it is simply in the process of becoming something else. Clothes not yet packed away, leaves not fallen. With very little change, it is almost like a fifth season. The high of Summer has given way to the pause of Late Summer.
This exhibition is a conversation about the perpetual mutability of things; statues decayed by time, signals of distress. ‘Late Summer’, is about the relationships between things, objects and ideas, about history and what the world might look like next summer.
Todd McMillan’s practice returns repeatedly to images
Sarah Mosca’s practice negotiates the role of photography and its historical nuance, drawing from theoretical texts regarding photography’s relationship to truth to her current enquiry, re-contextualising the ‘gaze’ within contemporary feminist philosophy. Threading together themes of sorrow and fiction she asks philosophical questions about authenticity, formlessness and aesthetics. These explorations of meaning and narrative flirt with ideas of representation examining the materiality of photographs and its attendant possibilities as sculptural artefacts.
Both artists are represented by Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney.