With its potential for aesthetic, conceptual and narrative surprises, the material used to create an artwork often becomes a deliberately eloquent and expressive partner. This exhibition will explore how the resonance of media and subverting expectation has invigorated contemporary visual art practice for both artist and viewer. For some artists, games with perception are in turn witty and poetic. For others, the detritus of commodity culture is worked into pieces that reflect on ethical issues central to 21st-century life. All of the artworks in the exhibition evince a respect for craftsmanship.
Curated by Meryl Ryan
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW