Exhibition opening 4 November: New works by Cathy Muhling, Gabrielle Leah New and Paula van Beek, Leana Kim and Cassandra Smith

Published by: Kate Wallace | 2-Nov-2016
Exploring the nature of self, environment and relationship to place, AC's next instalment of shows see a diverse group of artists working across the realms of performance, sculpture, painting and drawing. @alternatingcurrentartspace
Venue: Alternating Current Art Space
Address: 10 Alverstone Grove
Date: 4 November- 26 November
Time: Opening Night 6- 8pm. Wed- Fri 3- 8pm. Sat- Sun 11- 3pm
Ticket: Free
Web: www.alternatingcurrentartspace.com
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EMail: info@alternatingcurrentartspace.com
Call: 03 9525 2459
Opening Friday 4 November at 6pm, Alternating Current Art Space is proud to announce the opening of four new exhibitions by Cathy Muhling, Gabrielle Leah New and Paula van Beek, Leana Kim and Cassandra Smith.

Beginning in Gallery One, Constructed Schemas by Cathy Muhling explores the construct of memory and patterns of behavior via a series of paintings, photographs and balsa wood assemblages. As Muhling describes, 'soft translucent glazes and dark tones create immersive and vibrational colours that allude to a construct of schemas.' Through subtle shifts in colour and tone, memories of place and time are depicted through the human lens of experience.

In contrast to Muhling's subdued palette, the individual practices of Gabrielle Leah New and Paula van Beek combine in Surface Reflections | Subterranean Echoes. As long time collaborators, van Beek and New seek to begin a conversation relating to 'social persona and internal states of being.' Via installation, projection and screen-based works, both artists examine the nature of perception- the ways in which we view and are viewed by others. Set to take place in Gallery Two, the artists will stage a performance piece on November 19th at 1:30.

Following this, Leana Kim investigates the use of technology in contemporary society through a series of linear ceramic pipe forms. In Immoderation I, Kim observes the fragility of human relationships in an age of technological advancement and reliance. As Kim states: 'The pipe is a basic material which makes connections between people, houses and even countries.' Taking place in Gallery Three, the pipe here serves to emphasise the fragile nature of the connections we form with people and our surrounding environments.

Finally, Drawing On Snail Setting by Cassandra Smith explores the nature of our relationship to the places in which we occupy. For Smith, the readings of Arakawa and Gins' book 'Architectural Body' proved pivotal in 'understanding how the human body and architecture creatively sustain one another.' Via a series of drawings, this project continues an ongoing enquiry regarding how we influence and our influenced by our surrounds.

All exhibitions will be open from 4 November- 26 November.

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