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* Erin Hallyburton + Stephanie Hosler: There is a wall dissolving *
THERE IS A WALL DISSOLVING 26 Jun - 13 Jul 2019 Blindside Gallery Opening Night | Thursday 27 Jun, 6pm-8pm CONTENT WARNING | Material within this exhibition may be confronting to some people as it includes animal blood. Stephanie Hosler and Erin Hallyburton's work explores the body through active engagement with intuitive material play. Manifesting as site-responsive installation, the artists instigate an exchange between the site the viewer. Centring material transformation, the viewer is prompted to consider the permeability of the body and its receptivity to the changing conditions of the space around it. The emissions of the viewer alter the materiality of their environment, and this exchange is embedded in the work. State changes implicate the body as a receptacle for metamorphosis. Blood is condensed to its materiality. It anchors the body in space and invites the viewer to question whether one can separate the point where a body ends and space begins. Invisible currents repel an entity's capacity to oxidise. Oxidising: a process where the vessel surrenders itself to the same element that enabled it to perform. Matter gains a corporeal sensitivity when it exists in a constant state of flux. Erin Hallyburton is a Melbourne based artist and graduate of Monash University. Hallyburton's expanded form of sculptural practice focusses on the potential of transformable materials to activate the gallery space and the viewer's body. As the amorphous materials enact the force of gravity over time, the viewer is compelled to consider the fragility and impermanence of the body. Hallyburton has held solo and collaborative exhibitions at Intermission student gallery, Good work art space, MUMA's education space, the VCA student Gallery and the Patterson Building. Hallyburton was also a recipient of a residency at the Museum of Innocence Mildura in 2017 Stephanie Hosler is a Melbourne-based artist who's work focuses on navigating and existing in oppressive and inflexible binary spaces. Hosler employs materials underpinned by their ability to change form, evolve or decay to establish a dialogue about fluidity and transformation. A recent graduate from Monash University, they have shown at Intermission Gallery within the university and at Visual Bulk in Hobart, Tasmania. Most recently, Hosler participated in the 2018 TarraWarra Biennale ‘From Will to Form', as part of Mike Parr's performance piece ‘Whistle White'. IMAGES | Erin Hallyburton, The Fall, 2018, Butter, cloth and stuffing. Intermission Gallery | Stephanie Hosler, Everything is New, 2018, soap, hair and porcelain sink. Intermission Gallery | Courtesy the artists.
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