Friday, June 26, 2015

Disassemble | Reassemble opening at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery

'Life on the edge - Phoenix cycle' ©2015.  Nicola Moss. Hand cut papers, synthetic polymer paint, charcoal frottage, washi paper, interfacing, thread and wire. 196cm x 170cm. Photographed by Carl Warner. Courtesy of the artist and Spiro Grace Art Rooms.
It has been a full week. After returning home from the exhibition opening at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, this week I have been installing artworks at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery for the opening of Disassemble | Reassemble.
Curated by Zoe Roos, Disassemble | Reassemble highlights the relationship between humans and nature, and contemplates the attitudes, both caring and careless, that shape human life on the planet. The foundations of the exhibition arose from memories of the early 1990’s environmental superhero, Captain Planet: the star of an animated children’s TV edutainment series that advocated environmentalism.
In the series, a modern-day team of ‘planeteers’ from several nations could embody and use the qualities of five elements: earth, wind, fire, water and heart. When combined their powers could summon the environmental warrior Captain Planet to defeat eco-villains who attempted to destroy the planet.
The artists presented in this exhibition represent a sort of contemporary ‘planeteer’. With their powers combined Jane Burton, Svenja Kratz, Peter Madden, Nicola Moss, Polixeni Papapetrou, Hobie Porter, Tony Rice, Kate Shaw and Katarina Vesterberg explore the natural and human degradation and rejuvenation of the environment in an ongoing dialogue between nature and those who inhabit it.

I would like to extend a warm invitation to join in the opening and viewing of Disassemble | Reassemble, opening on Saturday 27th June with artist talks by Hobie Porter, Svenja Kratz and myself from 9.30am, followed by official proceeding at 10.30am. The exhibition  continues to 29th August 2015 at Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, The Hub, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture, Queensland. 

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