Izabela Pluta - Sailing for the abyss

The exhibition Sailing for the abyss is a specific assembly of photographs, objects and video work that Pluta has been experimenting with since 2008. They reference her preoccupation with places-those visited, lived in or imaginary.

Art Exhibition previously on at Nellie Castan Gallery in Australia.
From Thursday 15 April 2010 to Saturday 08 May 2010

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Published by anonymous on Wednesday 07 April 2010.
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Suggesting the desire to be somewhere else, through perhaps a voyage, or an optimistic journey for a new land, these works navigate through memory and time.

Pluta’s work evokes that sense of loss or longing for where we have never been or may never experience. While doing so, it also considers both a physical place of belonging, existing within a cultural framework, and space, which has its abstract quality in the language we use to describe an area or a distance between these physical places.

Izabela Pluta was born in Warsaw, Poland, and migrated to Australia in 1987. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from The University of Newcastle in 2002, and her MFA from The College of Fine Arts, UNSW in Sydney in 2009. Pluta has exhibited widely in Australia and has undertaken artist residencies at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (2008); The Australia Council for the Arts Studio, Barcelona (2006); Red Gate Gallery, Beijing (2005); and International Art Space Kellerberrin (IASKA), Western Australia (2004). She was awarded a Qantas Foundation Encouragement of Australian Contemporary Art Award in 2009, and has received other grants including an Australia Council for the Arts New Work Grant (2008); The Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant (2008); and The Freedman Foundation Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists (2007).