Gaffa Gallery, Surry Hills Sydney.

'Lure, Allure, Illusion' explores layers of sensory engagement within artistic processes and materiality. Exploring unusual and non-traditional materials, this exhibition compels a personal response from the viewer, to relationships between seduction and destruction, extending beyond the gallery into broader issues of consumption, consumerism, denial and desire.

Art Exhibition previously on in Surry Hills precinct, New South Wales, Australia.
From Friday 27 March 2009 to Tuesday 07 April 2009
Launch Thursday 26 March 2009, You are invited to the opening night drinks with the artists, Thursday 26th March 6-8pm. The exhibition continues until Tuesday 7th April. Gallery Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm. Ph 02 9281 1103

Sirens' Song (detail view) image

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Opening Thurs 26th March, 6-8pm, continues to 4th April 2009
Gaffa, level 1 / 7 Randle St, Surry Hills,

lure, allure, illusion, is a group exhibition, featuring artwork by Kath Fries, Virginia Mawer, Michelle Heldon, Beth Norling, Megan Sprague and Linden Braye.

Each artist explores a unique creative process of tactile engagement with unusual materials. Gallery visitors are invited to respond to the sensory nature of specific artworks by following the artist’s directions, often opposing standard art gallery ‘do not touch’ etiquette.

The works selected for this exhibition reflect how these six artists are following their own lines of investigation into materiality and conceptual dialogues. The materials examined range from feathers and chocolate; pins, lace and water; plasticine; salt and neon lights; to found and domestic objects. The initial dynamics of interacting with such materials is merely an introduction to the extensive issues, philosophies and topical concerns these artists engage with.

lure, allure, illusion, provokes tangible personal engagement with our seduction/destruction responses to materiality. Such human behavioural habits reach beyond the gallery, alluding to global issues of consumption, consumerism, denial and desire.

- Kath Fries (exhibition curator)


Gaffa Gallery, level 1 / 7 Randle St, Surry Hills, Sydney NSW Australia ph 02 9281 1103
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 12-6pm, Sat 11am-6pm