Vicky Browne

Accidental Procedures

Vicky Browne's third solo exhibition at Galerie pompom

Art Exhibition previously on at Galerie pompom in New South Wales, Australia.
From Wednesday 02 August 2017 to Sunday 27 August 2017

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Published by Galerie pompom on Thursday 17 August 2017.
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‘Browne makes matter sing. Fashioned lovingly from clay, glass, polycarbonate and wood, her sculptures form a motley, improvised choir, and just like a choir, each sculpture has a role. Jingling, whirring and spinning, Browne’s installations celebrate matter (both grand and ignoble) as the stuff that binds us with each other and the cosmos. The floating sculptures of Accidental Procedures imply this metaphorically and formally. The dusty, pock-marked faces of the Accidental Surface series and the course, round cavities of the Handmade Portals approximate planetary craters, while their arrangement in space maps an imaginary arc of celestial bodies. All matter in the universe is animated by a measure of heat energy, and appropriately, the objects in this exhibition are dependent on heat-based procedures, whether it is firing the stoneware for the hanging bells or Handmade Portals, or adhering laser toner or gold foil with a heat press. Through these accidental procedures, Browne subtly cautions us that the exponential heating of our own planet is determined by human procedures and the ongoing treatment of matter as lifeless, endlessly abundant, and expendable.’

Excerpt from Jaime Tsai’s exhibition essay