Outer Space contemporary arts organization is proud to present Something More, an exhibition that examines the legacy of women and post-minimalist practice, led by the idea of the sensuous object. The exhibition will run from June 2 to July 3 at Outer Space Gallery located at the Judith Wright Centre and features works by early career women artists whose practice speaks to the boundaries between painting and sculpture, exploring human relatedness within an abstract aesthetic.
The works in Something More respond to and incorporate the post-minimalist sensibilities of the late 1960s and 70s—they each have a strong material presence and an emotional, yet subtle, expressive quality. Working in pictorial and physical space, artists Hailey Atkins, Sharna Barker, Natalie Lavelle, Dana Lawrie and Molly Smith explore the strategies employed during the period to question their relation to the contemporary world.
The curators and artists of Something More have recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art with Honours from the Queensland College of Art (QCA). By working at the boundaries of painting/sculpture and within abstraction, the works shift attention away from a conventional narrative structure toward a flexible and open expansion of form.
Something More seeks to make its own footing in the trajectory of post-minimalist concerns, paving way for a revised emphasis on sensuous experience. By foregrounding process and material as their prominent focus, the artists show us how the sensuous object speaks to a sense of belonging and connecting with the world, and their positions as five young women artists. Outer Space warmly welcomes the public to attend the opening of Something More on Saturday June 5 from 4:00–7:00 pm at Outer Space Gallery. For further information on Outer Space’s exhibitions, events and public programs, hop over here.
This exhibition program is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.