2007
DAMP
Black & Silver
Tim Fleming
Jess Johnson & Jordan Marani
Conor O'Brien
Dell Stewart & Adam Cruickshank
Amber Wallis & Lizzie Hall
Dylan Martorell
Jake Walker & Mark Rodda
Nathan Gray
TSHDT? 004
Alter Egotism
Do You Remember What It Was?

2008
Elvis Richardson
Belle Bassin & Alasdair McLuckie
Al-Ah-Manful
Brendan Huntley
Kate Smith
Marcus Keating
Flux Capacitor
Tristan Jalleh & Saskia Pandji Sakti
Susan Jacobs
Habitat
The Changes
Grow Wild

2009
Dan Moynihan
Thomas Jeppe
Amber Wallis
Christopher Day
Akira Akira
Leah Fraser
Ry Haskings
Victory Over the Sun
Amiel Courtin-Wilson
Ash Keating
Brendan Huntley
William MacKinnon
The Edge of the Line
Helen Johnson
Charlie Sofo

NATHAN GRAY
LOVE PURITY ACCURACY

SAT 19 OCTOBER UNTIL SAT 11 NOVEMBER 2007

Nathan Gray works with drawing, screen-print and assemblage and has a particular affinity with paper and colour. His obsessions include music, traditional ornamentation, plant life and biological illustration. Nathan's work aims to be psychedelic and optimistic, drawing from his travel experiences and readings. He has been exploring aggregation, a natural process in which growth begins from a single point and progresses from an outer edge, as a working process for much of his artistic career. The artist uses aggregation as a metaphor from which to grow his pictures and installations.

In Love Purity Accuracy Nathan will construct an installation that proceeds linearly across the gallery's various surfaces. On and through walls, across floors, suspended from and woven through the rafters. The work will combine many small sculptures and found objects whilst utilising the fruits of his continued investigations into materials, combining drawing, rudimentary woodwork, collage, paper marbling, painting, paper cut, dying, silk screen, basket weaving, ceramics and paper plate geometry. In form these objects reference traditional craft and ornamentation, the geometry of plant and mineral formations and makeshift constructions.

Placed together the work will form a sort of static Rube Goldberg Machine where objects blur continuously from one to the other as though a stream of consciousness. A continuum of processes that reflect a density of ideas, organisms and events; the wild, brightly coloured arrangements teem like tropical ecosystems. Improvised and resourceful like favellas and shantytowns; festive, dynamic, playful and optimistic, this exhibition is an invitation to conject on a world that is just beginning. A gift hand made by someone who loves you.




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