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On the Translation of Light

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On the Translation of Light

13 May - 19 May

Everything we see, we see in light, and we see it because of light. This group exhibition is an investigation into the materiality of light. Texture and tone, opacity and transparency, and propagation beyond the curtailment of the object – these qualities of light are surveyed through the practices of four different artists.

Featuring works of sculpture and drawing, On the Translation of Light investigates light as a crucial component of the way we see the world, with particular emphasis on reflection, transparency, refraction and the filtering of light.

Viewers are encouraged to move through the gallery to follow the process of exploration undertaken by each artist, understanding light through distinct perspectives, and materialised in unique forms.

About the artists

Tessa Beale is engaged in a material practice. She investigates the potential of material properties through the handmade to explore ideas of transformation, working across the mediums of print, drawing, sculpture and photography. She recently returned to Australia after a three month residency in Reykjavik, Iceland, after completing an Honours degree in Fine Arts at Curtin University. She is currently a resident at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Phoebe Clarke is an Australian artist who works across the mediums of sculpture, video, drawing and sound to create works and installations that hold a focus on materiality and intrigue obtained through subtle alienation tactics. With a key interest on using sound to achieve this, Phoebe investigates how she can move between the border of alienating and benign to produce small changes which persists their way into the viewer’s conscious thought. Phoebe is currently an Artist in Residence at Fremantle Arts Centre.

Mary-Louise Carbone is a multi-disciplinary artist who graduated from Curtin University with a double major in Fine Art and Art & Design Studies in 2014. Her work primarily explores the material contradictions created through the conjunction of textile and sculptural mediums. Intrigued in personal nuances of the domestic space, she seeks to investigate the many aesthetic implicated within design and everyday living through reference to materiality and functionality.

Zoe Lutze is a contemporary artist based in Perth. She works predominantly in the mediums of sculpture, installation, and print making. Her practice focuses on the importance of touch. The materials used to express this vary from plaster and wax to caramel coloured adhesive tape and grey interfacing. Her current body of work attempts to blur the boundaries between the senses of touch and sight, hoping that through viewing her manipulations of material and texture, a sense of touch may be experienced by the viewer.


Image: Tessa Beale, Shadow Study, 2017. Photographic print.