VANILA NETTO - CONTAGIOUS
OPENING THURSDAY 27 MARCH
EXHIBITION 28 March - 10 MAY
Centre for Contemporary Photography [CCP], MELBOURNE
Vanila Netto is attracted to the strong symbolic charge in clothes that are worn out and un-sexy. In Contagious a skeleton is sketched from the worthless remains of packaging; using visually dark imagery, the artist explores the relationship between the human body and psyche, and the discarded, industry extruded object.
Vanila Netto The future exists, 2008 (video still)
LINES IN THE SAND - Botany Bay stories from 1770
OPENING FRIDAY 28 MARCH, 6-8pm
29 MARCH ï¿½ 11 MAY 2008
HAZELHURST REGIONAL GALLERY
EXHIBITION 29 MARCH ï¿½ 11 MAY
...Featuring new and recent Draguerreotypes by GARY CARSLEY, Lines in the Sandexamines narratives of first colonial contact with Australia from 1770 and 1788 through the juxtaposition of historical artefacts with contemporary indigenous and non-indigenous art.
Gary Carsley, D.69 Kurnell Nocturne (Botany Bay National Park), Sydney, 2007,
lambda monoprint on 4ml Alpolic panel
VANILA NETTO - KISSMISSWILLCALL
CLOSING APRIL 5
70s glamrock iconography mashed with the saccharine sweetness of Hallmark card greetings that incorporate multi-channel video works with wall based paintings and photography, Netto shoots declamatory overtures of redundancy and rejection.
Vanila Netto, Pash Spin (Girl Hard), 2008 (video still)
2 channel video installation 4:6
SCOTT REDFORD ï¿½ BLOOD DISCO
Level 2 Contemporary Projects Space, AGNSW
CLOSING MARCH 24
Scott Redfordï¿½s project, Blood disco, comprises seven large surf paintings. Redford commissioned some of Australiaï¿½s best surfboard-makers to create works manufactured in a similar way to surfboards. Dragging art history into popular culture, his ï¿½surfï¿½ paintings represent the visual and social culture of the Gold Coast and focus on the dissolve between high and low culture.
Scott Redford, Surf painting/the higher being command paint palm trees instead,
2007, fibreglass and resin over painted foam with stickers , 120 x 80 cm
GARY CARSLEY - You Are Here* Central Park Draguerreotypes
CLOSING APRIL 5
MARGARET THATCHER PROJECTS, NEW YORK
You Are Here is the first solo New York exhibition for Gary Carsley.
Gary has overlaid the gallery floor plan on top of a detail from a map of Central Park, so that, as one walks through the gallery, it's space "morphs" into the familiar landscape of the corresponding section of Central Park. The map serves as the intersection between inside and outside, mashing the two into a series of established codes of scales, colors, and lines used in cartography, acknowledged as guides for getting you from one place to the other.
Gary Carsley, D.74 Central Park (Strawberry Fields), 2008
33.5" x 33.5"
SKIN TO SKIN
FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE,
CLOSING MARCH 30
Donï¿½t miss Vanila Nettoï¿½s installation project curated into Skin to Skin: a dialogue between art and fashion at Freemantle Arts Centre, Western Australia.
Vanila Netto, Hogshead #5 (detail), 2007, digital print, 95 x 108 cm