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Leslie Eastman at Nellie Castan Gallery

BY Nellie Castan Gallery | 13-Jun-2012
Leslie Eastman’s exhibition Chronology comprises a series of time objects, mechanisms addressing the deceptively simple fact of our presence in and perception of the world. Referencing the histories of Kinetic and Op Art, these temporal devices question the subject of time and the time of the perceiving subject.
Venue: Nellie Castan Gallery
Address: Level One, 12 River Street, South Yarra VIC 3141
Date: OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY 28 JUNE, 6-8PM
Web: http://www.nelliecastangallery.com
Image: Chronology (detail), 2012, steel, 130 x 130 cm

A graduate of Melbourne University and RMIT, Eastman has held over twenty solo and collaborative exhibitions nationally at venues such as ACCA, Linden and Experimenta, and internationally. He has been the recipient of grants from the Australian Film Commission, the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Victoria.

His installation works utilise a range of media including lenses and light, large scale mirrors, drawing and video.

Eastman has often worked in collaboration with both artists and writers as a way of questioning conventional assumptions about authorship as well as working in response to a situation or location as a way of extending and testing the role of art practice and its outcomes. In recent years he has worked with New York based artist Natasha Johns-Messenger on six projects including XYZ-NYC -a major installation held in New York in 2011.

For the past two years Eastman was a key member of Light Projects, an experimental project space in Melbourne which held over thirty exhibitions by local and international artists addressing themes of psychoanalysis and perception.

Leslie Eastman is a Senior Lecturer and Painting Programme Coordinator in the Department of Fine Art at Monash University. This is his first exhibition at Nellie Castan Gallery.