Support material, soft furnishings

RMIT Project Space. 2016
Elizabeth Newman, Angela Brennan, Alek O., Koji Ryui, Katherine Hattam, Natasha Madden, Howard Arkley, Pat Forster & Jen Berean, Spiros Panigirakis, Tony Schwensen, Kati Rule, Sanja Pahoki, Kate Daw, Liang Luscombe & Lisa Radford.

Support materials, soft furnishings has evolved through conversation stemming from an interest in artists whose work can be located in a space between art and furniture and/ or art and dwelling. Instead of picturing the domestic or describing the use value of art/design objects, Support material, soft furnishings will attempt to collect, arrange and re-arrange a selection of works that create a tension between surface and function be that the inane, socio-political, psychological or experiential.

Support material, soft furnishing uses Kati Rule’s project Site Unseen (which is permanently located in her parent’s home and inaccessible to the public) and an accompanying text by Kate Daw as a way of contextualising the exhibition and its focus around arrangement. Support material, soft furnishing uses the RMIT Project Space–which finds its form architecturally akin to that of a shop front or display warehouse–as a way of framing and re-arranging the selected artworks. During the six weeks of the exhibition, Liang Luscombe and Lisa Radford will alter and re-organise the works in the exhibition to create four iterations of the project as a way of examining each work and their relation to other works through their individual and temporal arrangement.

Iteration 1
Friday 12 February to Friday 26 February
Iteration 2
Friday 26 February to Monday 7 March
Iteration 3
Monday 7 March to Tuesday 15 March
Iteration 4
Tuesday 15 March to Thursday 24 March

Site Unseen; The Enigmatic Work of Kati Rule, text by Kate Daw.

 

Tony Schewensen

Tony Schwensen, Elegy to the Australian Republic (Motherwell Avoids relegation), 2003, concrete, pvc, buckets, lights, 317.5 x 315.5 x 30.5cm

Koji Ryui

Koji Ryui, Bell, 2014, carpet squares, found ceramic bell, stud adhesive, air drying clay, 57 x 17 x 17cm

Kati Rule

Kati Rule, Fig. 4, 26-32 Quamby Rd, 2014, coloured pencil and watercolour on board, 70cm x 100cm

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Elizabeth Newman, Soft Furnishings (various), 2008-2009, Fabric, cushions, tree trunks, vinyl cushion. Photo credit: Emily Taylor

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Support material, soft furnishings, 2016, installation view, RMIT Project Space. Photo credit: Emily Taylor

 

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Support material, soft furnishings, 2016, installation view, RMIT Project Space. Photo credit: Emily Taylor

 

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Pat Foster & Jen Berean, Principles & Practicalities (hot/cold), 2016, daylight fluorescent lamps, warm white fluorescent lamps. Photo credit: Andrew Barcham.

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Pat Foster & Jen Berean, Principles & Practicalities (hot/cold), 2016, daylight fluorescent lamps, warm white fluorescent lamps. Photo credit: Andrew Barcham.

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Support material, soft furnishings, 2016, installation view, RMIT Project Space. Photo credit: Andrew Barcham

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Support material, soft furnishings, 2016, installation view, RMIT Project Space. Photo credit: Emily Taylor.

Liang Luscombe

Angela Brennan, Melbourne University, 1988, iron, wood, paper. Photo credit: Andrew Barcham.

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Angela Brennan, Melbourne University, 1988, iron, wood, paper. Photo credit: Andrew Barcham.

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Support material, soft furnishings, 2016, installation view, RMIT Project Space. Photo credit: Andrew Barcham

Liang luscombe

Support material, soft furnishings, 2016, installation view, RMIT Project Space. Photo credit: Andrew Barcham.

Liang Luscombe

Spiros Panigirakis Opening, 2016, medium density fibreboard, cardboard, digital print on paper, acrylic, steel fasteners, synthetic polymer paint.

Liang Luscombe

Spiros Panigirakis Opening, 2016, medium density fibreboard, cardboard, digital print on paper, acrylic, steel fasteners, synthetic polymer paint.