Monday, June 17, 2013

Upcoming: Twin Solo Exhibitions - Richard Phelan & Kristy Sweeney

Please join us!
Opening Launch: 4:30 - 5:30pm Thursday 4th July
Location: Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc. premises
Level 1 / 80 Drummond Street, Carlton (near the corner of Drummond and Queensberry Streets)
RSVP Essential: to by Tuesday 2nd July.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"The Abstract Pathologies of Pezaloom WD" interview for ABC Open

Journalist Rachael Lucas interviews Skin Gallery artist Pezaloom for ABC Open:
"With his surgical eye for abstracting the most biologically intimate, to capturing the smouldering smoke stacks of the Valley to curating pornographic renaissance art; the dark and mysterious world of Morwell artist Pezaloom WD is anything but dull." 
Sexual Domesticity 2012 by Pezaloom, now showing at Skin Gallery as part of the Domestic Suppliance exhibition. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Domestic Suppliance by Pezaloom

Skin Gallery is delighted to invite you to Domestic Suppliance, the first solo exhibition by Morwell artist Pezaloom
Please ensure to RSVP by Tuesday 21st may to alieyatalieyballdotcom

Monday, April 22, 2013

Artists In Unison opening launch

Chris Arnold (Skin & Cancer Foundation Executive Director), Eden Thompsen (Arts Access Victoria, Arts Development Officer), Royce Clover (Artist) and Aliey Ball (Skin Gallery, Curator) at the opening launch of Artists In Unison by emerging artists of Edwards Lodge SRS.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Artists In Unison: A group exhibition of work by emerging artists of Edwards Lodge Supported Residential Services

We wish to thank Merri Health Community Services Supporting Connections program for generously funded the cost of framing for this exhibition. Thank you!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ephemeral Skin by Julie Clarke

Ephemeral Skin

When we view our own bodies, rather than perceiving it holistically as others do, we see it in fragments. Our hand holding a pen and a thumb and part of our other hand visible as we hold the book in which we write. Often, in the looking and subsequent consciousness of our partial bodies we become conscious of smooth or rough areas of skin, surfaces blemishes and plump soft blue veins running beneath a translucent surface. The ridges and crevices, soft mounds, gentle undulations, bones and joints crisscrossed with furrows through persistent movement or areas red with inflammation; the partial body appears as an alien but familiar landscape that arrests our view. With this in mind and being painfully aware that I was ageing, I embarked on a surveillance of my bodily surface, a photographic and forensic investigation of an imperceptible transformation, an image of the self as exterior plane, not the self of thought, but one related to membrane, not wrapped around a frame, but laid horizontal and bare. A cartography or mapping in which discrete photographs of fragments might suggest something other than the bodily parts initially captured and a desire to see. The work is simultaneously document and self-portrait depicting the ephemeral skin, but since it does not reveal the identity of the artist, the skin could be from any body, thus universalizing the imagery. By revealing the folds and surfaces of the body, its incompleteness, its imperfect state, the artist invites the viewer to enter a plane of intensity of the flattened body, rendered greater than before, moving towards infinity and immanence.

Julie Clarke 2013

White Under Black by Asa Letourneau