Printers and Portals is a multidisciplinary show framed by the theme of the infinite Australian landscape, which has been fundamental to Culley's former bodies of work. Printers and Portals explores the concept of the female body as a printer and portal, a vessel of creation that melds with the earth and cosmos. The female body is often reduced to its biological function, to its ability to translate genetical data and star dust into life. As a conduit of creation herself—for both art and life—Culley’s latest body of work explores themes of expectation, birth, motherhood, and shines light on the insurmountable feeling of losing life data mid-transmission. Read more.
In this latest body of work, Preisz explores a new realm of metallic and chrome, creating luminous and unexpected still life representations of found objects. Some objects are kitsch, synonymous with popular culture and the stuffs of our everyday experiences– a chrome lucky cat; a smiling helium balloon; an abandoned piece of fruit. Where others reference Preisz’s modern take on vanitas painting (art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death)– a ram’s skull; glistening chrome balloons; blooming flowers. Read more.
Installation Photography by @docqment.