Anachorism by Shaun McGowan
'Inflight Presents' is an occasional initiative programmed by the Board of Inflight in order to recognise a significant contribution to Tasmanian art. Shaun McGowan has been an under-recognised figure in the contemporary art landscape. Anachorism realigns his practice amongst more esteemed peers.
"So. Anachorism. Place-Error. A sense of self enhanced by a geographical mistake, of being in the wrong place. The work reflects this fractured sense of self in place. Making is a pursuit of relief from location anxiety by the adoption/ theft of indigenous motif. Ritual objects made to appease a chronic unsettledness. Where can I be?" SM 2012
McGowan’s recent work has centered upon the maintenance of a shrine established in 2005 at Wellington Bridge, on the Hobart Rivulet beneath the unknowing public as they inhabit the CBD mall in Elizabeth Street. The Rivulet shrine itself exists precariously and so it is that the retrospective opportunities of this gallery setting have allowed themes apparent in his work to be exhibited while avoiding anxieties about photographic reproduction and the compromise of somewhere made sacrosanct.
- Diseased Minds by Peter Maarseveen Presented in the Paddy Lyn Memorial Space
Peter deals with obscurity of image and abstraction of perception and will present photographic-based work in the Paddy Lyn Memorial Space during July.
The artist states; “Everyone has their own ideas about what an artwork is about or what it is of, the only one who truly knows this is the artist who made it.”
Peter graduated from Art school in 2011 majoring in sculpture and photography, since then he has had a number of exhibitions and is about to head to the U.S. on an art residency in North Carolina. Moving on from landscape and macro photography he has been making his own pinhole cameras and experimenting with going back to the basics of photography. to have a look at more of his work, check out his blog: headlessmind.tumblr.com
Opening: 6:00pm Friday, July 13, 2012 Exhibition runs: July 14 – August 4
INFLIGHT artist run initiative 100 Goulburn Street Hobart, TAS 7000 Wed–Sat 1–5pm www.inflightart.com.au
This project was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts