From the outside looking into Gallery One, the lights glared through the window of Seventh spilling out onto the street. The large crowd gathered inside and out to enjoy the exhibition opening night, mingling, drinking and craving the artwork.
It was a tight squeeze into Gallery One which is now showing the Safari Team's 'Safari Team Dig to China Part II', exploring the childhood myth of digging to China. The colourful, circular collages of work provide an insight into this wild adventure of danger and uncertainty.
The Project Space, containing the work of Amy-Jo Jory, drew inquisitive eyes sparked by static noise, making for a creepy, warm and mesmerising experience.
Gallery Two contains the work of Greg Penn, 'In Silent Mode'. This intriguing installation requires a closer look.
While Candice Cramner's 'Drill' played on the Night Screen, the crowd was also entertained by the tunes of Freddy Fudd Pucker, rounding up another great night at Seventh.
Come down to the gallery for an intimate look and hope to see you all at our next opening on April 28.
Monday, April 6, 2009
GALLERY ONE - KEN SHIMIZU
THEY TOOK AWAY THE TREES
They took away the trees
They came through after the storm
With their giant machines
And where the poplar turned into a hill
We slept together
It was warm on the hill
No one saw us
I can't make you live outside of this mess
I took away the trees
After the storm
With a tiny machine
PROJECT SPACE - LOU HUBBARD
SINK is a team of soccer figurines drowning in time and circumstance. This work continues Lou's investigation into the nature of training, submission and subordination and the disciplinary spaces in which subjectivity and knowledge are formed.
It is Lou's practice to perform operations on everyday materials, manipulating them into new relationships according to set, formal rules that she invents. Her process is DIY, low-fi and positively domestic. Sometimes these strategies are witnessed and captured through a camera lens, resulting in videos that play on photography’s power to index untenable actions. Sometimes the actions become sculptural assemblages that are fitted and measured and precariously balanced.
GALLERY TWO - SOPHIE LAVENCE
Primarily working with video, and incorporating elements of photography, digital collage and installation within her practice, artist Sophie Lavence's work explores thresholds in perception, through cinematic space and visual symbolism. Her current exhibition at Seventh is paired with sounds by Grant Nimmo and Ryan Caesar of dynamic new collective Pilgrim Dance.
NIGHT SCREEN - KIERAN STEWART
SMALLER FORCES presents proxies for standard hand tools that are intrinsically brittle and fractured; imperfectly made and hardly a durable implement for labour. Like a badly made product produced en-masse, they also possess a limited usefulness and inbuilt expiry due to the medium of their construction. These flawed tools over emphasise the inherent fragility of the human body.