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A new art exhibition titled domestica showcases the work of three Brisbane
artists and opened at Space 43 Contemporary Art Spaces on Friday 14th of
April at 6pm. A combination of Photographs, Paintings and Picturegrams
comprises the exhibition giving a fresh insight into Queensland domestic
life. domestica aims to readdress specific notions of domesticity through
various mediums and from differing perspectives.
Artists Lise MacDermott, Annie Hogan and Jill Giles are presenting their
individual works using domesticity as a central theme.
Lise MacDermott is a painter, profiling her latest series of icons of
Queensland architecture. Her 'handyman' approach; enamel housepaints applied
to masonite board, provides a link to the building industry itself and makes
reference to the home crafts tradition of the suburban homemaker.
Annie Hogan is a photographer whose images of Queensland interior domestic
spaces echo through memory and the past. These empty interiors which are
simultaneously rich with surface detail and decoration evoke simultaneously
both absence and presence.
Jill Giles creates large picturegrams of common domestic items including
dishcloths, sponges and doilies. Picturegrams are made in the photographic
printing stage by substituting the object for the negative. Giles works
celebrate minutiae and how somewhat banal scraps of domesticity can be
transformed into meditations on texture and pattern.
domestica is a thoroughly Queensland-centric exhibition. It takes
ideas of the home and re-interprets them from three individual
perspectives: the suburban Queenslander as home and icon, the often hidden
agenda of the interior and the thorough exploration and delight found in
the banal, said Annie Hogan. As artists, we aim to twist the idea of
suburbia a little, and give it a fresh angle. Our works can be
appreciated by a variety of audiences, perhaps all who participates in
domestic life, she said.
domestica will be exhibiting at Space 43, 43 Vulture St (cnr Bond St)
West End until the 27th April. Images available. It will be officially
opened by Renai Stoneley, newly appointed CEO of Queensland Artworkers