Nexus II

Karen Ward

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia. Published by Gallery 101 on Wednesday 24 October 2007. Tuesday 05 February 2008 to Saturday 23 February 2008.

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Nexus is an exhibition of sculpture and works on paper that explore the relationship between architecture and human experience. Ward is interested in the relationship between interior and exterior spaces; between thought and process; structure and skin.

In a kind of reverie, the viewer is invited to imagine how these facades, portals and thresholds might be inhabited. Minimal form and richly articulated surface manifest the nexus between personal and public. The materiality of the object is paramount: Wooden panels are marked, waxed and striated. Works on paper are highly textural and abstract. A poetry of objects comes into play, each having its own existence, imbued with the marks of lives lived and lives imagined.

Smooth space connects the relief wall paintings, drawings and sculptures in a continuum of the inner and outer. Time and decay inscribe the wall. The work speculates on the ways in which architecture is an expression of imagination and our historical and personal sense of memory and identity.

Location

Gallery 101
Ground Level, 101 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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