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"Fresh Cut: Annual Exhibition of Emerging Artists"
2004-02-06 until 2004-03-13
Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
From childhood wonderlands to peep show aesthetics, the Institute of Modern Art presents Fresh Cut – its annual exhibition of emerging artists with work selected from the graduating student exhibitions of 2003. Kick starting the 2004 exhibition program Fresh Cut continues until March 13 with the work of Megan Bennett, Catherine Chui, Kate Dickson, Julia Dowe, Joshua Feros, Krystal Ingle, Svenja Kratz, Alice Lang, Ben Murrell, Sonya G Peters, David Spooner and Katherine Taube.
This sample of emerging art from Queensland paints a broad picture of contemporary art practice characterised by the multi-media practices of the artists and their interdisciplinary approaches. Notions of public and private are played out through multiple projections, voyeuristic performance and in large scale installations and two dimensional works. Alongside cutting edge technology an overriding sense of accomplishment prevails, with painting and sculptural works asserting their position within the exhibition.
The guest curator of Fresh Cut 2004 is Chris Handran, Exhibitions Assistant at the new Museum of Brisbane. Handran states,
"I sought works that provoke a personal engagement. The results are diverse, including oil paintings, ceramics, interactive video, installation, photography and performance. No single theme or style characterises these works, though a number of affinities have come to light. "
Now in its 9th year, Fresh Cut has become a significant event on Brisbane’s arts calendar, strengthening the IMA’s ongoing relationship with Queensland’s tertiary educational institutions. As a platform for artists at the beginning of their artistic careers Fresh Cut provides a record of emerging arts practices in Queensland.