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BY Hamish Carr | 07-May-2013
Hamish Carr raises the concern of social interactions and their relationship with the contemporary environment, visually representing the way we receive and consume information in the current era.
Venue: Anna Pappas Gallery
Address: 2-4 Carlton Street Prahran, Melb 3181, VIC
Date: 04/06/2013
Time: 10:00 am
Ticket: Free entry
Web: www.annapappasgallery.com
EMail: assistant@annapappasgallery.com
Collective entity 2013, 183 x 180 cm, acrylic and pigment oil on linen

In his upcoming solo exhibition at Anna Pappas Gallery, Transmission, Carr explores the visualisation of information in transit. Central to the work is a distinct drawing process combined with specific sculptural practice. Carr’s two-dimensional works employ mapping techniques, digitisation and intuitive mark making. This enables the work to capture moments of communication – visually inferring particles and pixels caught in motion. The three-dimensional works operate on a different level, inferring communicative monuments offering points of intersection where the dialogue depicted in the two-dimensional can arrive or disembark.

The combination of drawing process and object-based work continues Carr’s investigation into the technocratic and fluid notions of contemporary culture. Hamish Carr was born in Rochester, New York, and currently lives and works in Melbourne. He completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2009. Carr has received a number of highly respected awards and residencies including the Australia Councils ArtStart Grant (2012); Arts Victoria Cultural Exchange Grant (2011); and the Youkobo Artspace Residency, Tokyo, Japan (2011). Carr has held numerous solo exhibitions including A synthetic continuum, BLINDSIDE, Melbourne (2012); Spots of time, Kings ARI, Melbourne (2012); Studio 1: artist in residency exhibition, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, Japan (2011); Study for an Untitled Landscape, John Buckley Gallery, Richmond (2010); and Reoccurring sentiments, Bus Projects Inc (2009). His work has also been selected for prestigious group exhibitions and prizes including the Substation contemporary art prize, The Substation Centre for Art and Culture, Newport, Melbourne (2012); Geelong contemporary art prize, Geelong Gallery, Geelong (2012); Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Ballarat (2012) and Immanent Landscape, Kurumaya Museum of Art, Tochigi, Japan (2011). Carr’s work has been collected by Artbank, Museum für Gestaltung (Zürich, Switzerland) the Geelong Gallery and Bullseye Glass (USA). This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body