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Elke Finkenauer & Sean McDonnell: A Place in the World
August 17, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - August 29, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Opening in the Main Gallery
Saturday 17 August 3 – 4.30pm
Elke Finkenauer explores the language of drawing in the expanded field. She is particularly interested in line, gesture, surface and process, and often works in soft materials. Her works for this exhibition are inspired by ideas of mapping as a way of understanding our experience and finding a place for ourselves in the world.
Sean McDonnell’s works are based on the common themes of life, death, and the frailty of life, conveyed through forms and motifs such as hearts, skulls, clouds and flowers. His works are visual questions to himself and by making his thoughts visual he hopes to navigate his way toward a place of understanding.
Through their practices each artist attempts to understand their place in the world. They reflect on aspects of human nature and ponder impossible questions such as what it means to be human. Their works are sites of contemplation – they are attempts at understanding, whilst also being acknowledgements that understanding is a state of constant flux.