Alexie Glass-Kantor to curate group exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery in Sydney

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by anonymous on Thursday 04 July 2013.

Alexie Glass-Kantor to curate group exhibition at Anna Schwartz Gallery in Sydney image

Director of the Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces Alexie Glass-Kantor has curated a group exhibition of work by contemporary Australian and international artists, entitled You promised me, and you said a lie to me, to be presented at Anna Schwartz Gallery in Sydney from 5 October until 2 November 2013.

Glass-Kantor has selected paintings, sculptures and video installations by contemporary artists from Australia and around the world, including: Heman Chong (Singapore); Susan Jacobs (Australia); Jesse Jones (Ireland); Laurent Grasso (France); Ming Wong (Berlin/Singapore); and Haegue Yang (South Korea).

You promised me, and you said a lie to me explores the phenomenology of matter and materials, impermanence, occupation of another, psychic transference and the potency of suggestion. The title of the exhibition is taken from Donal Og, an 8th century Irish ballad translated by Lady Augusta Gregory (1852-1932), which draws out the startling language and un-resolvable nature of emotional confrontation.

The exhibition underscores the ways that materials become immaterial; the harnessing of elements to create an impression of an encounter; the frailty of human relationships and the articulation of resistance.

Works in the exhibition will be presented beyond the expansive gallery space of Anna Schwartz Gallery located in the Carriageworks precinct, extending into the cavernous entry foyer area. Within the gallery, viewers are invited to view sculptures, paintings and video installations that each communicate a sense of the instability of our social conventions.

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