WHEN : 16th October – 9th November / Opening 17th Oct, 6:00 – 8:00pm
WHERE : Ryan Renshaw Gallery
Nicholas Folland is a restless artist who is currently holidaying in his birthplace, Adelaide. He is a Samstag Scholar who studied within the research program at the Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam and the University of Barcelona, completing a Masters Degree at The University of Sydney in 2009. He has lived and worked in Australia and Europe, and examples of his practice are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia and the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, as well as University and Regional Galleries and private collections internationally.
While Folland’s work generally highlights an anxiety for potential failure in everyday activity, the primary work considers this notion through a relationship between the controlled space of domestic dwelling, and the unpredictable chaos of the natural environment. By forcing everyday appliances to a point of excess, and by colliding their practical application with their inherent reference to naturally occurring forces, there is an attempt to highlight a fragile relationship to the world, and to shift our perceived sense of stability and security within the home.
Image : Nicholas Folland – Blind/fold (2013). Embossing on stonehenge paper, 37cm x 25cm
Dan McCabe completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at The Queensland College of Art and currently practices between Brisbane and Perth.
Image : Dan McCabe – Twin Peaks (2013). Photographic image on synthetic fabric, tasmanian oak and aluminium, pins, 2 elements, dimensions variable