Torin Francis: Lapsed

WHEN : 7th - 21st June
WHERE : Cut Thumb Laundry

​The exhibition, Lapsed, investigates the material properties of weather balloons, and how their intrinsic and potential forms can complicate our sense of time. By installing the balloons in both inflated and deflated states, an ‘in-between’ experience of spatial and sensory ambivalence is created. In doing so, Lapsed rejects definitive static forms, instead engaging sculptural strategies including suspension and stretching, to represent both a presence and absence of causation. By playfully exploring these multifaceted and liminal relationships of form, space, and experience, the exhibition reflects on the transitory nature of time.

Torin Francis is an emerging Brisbane based artist originally from London, currently completing his Honours in Visual Art at the Queensland University of Technology. His work reflects on the fragility of time by creating formal relationships between objects, space, and motion, in site-specific installations. His practice is largely process driven and utilises ready-made materials, working predominately in sculpture, assemblage, and installation. Utilising chance-based strategies, the work seeks to disrupt linear notions of time by subverting the spatial boundaries and locations of found objects. By re-evaluating and re-contextualising objects in space, Francis seeks to explore how slippages of motion and material states affect experiences of time.

Words by Sarah Thomson

OPENING / 6pm, 07 June 2017
ARTIST TALK/ 5:20 SHARP 08 June 2017
GALLERY 2, Level 2, METRO ARTS

Gallery open: Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 2pm-4pm.

Special Open Hours //
Friday 9th June open 10am – 9pm
Saturday 10th June 2-8pm

Also on in the main gallery

Social Structures | Kinly Grey, Tayla Haggarty & Anna McMahon

Cut Thumb Laundry is Metro Arts’ 2017 Artist-Run Initiative in Residence.