FANTASY OF VIRTUE / ALL THINGS AND NOTHING | SOLO | STOCKROOM GALLERY | KYNETON
11 AUGUST - 2 SEPTEMBER 2018
Fantasy of virtue / All things and nothing features intricate works on paper by Victorian-based artist BECC ORSZÁG. In this ongoing body of work, ORSZÁG explores 'sehnsucht', a German noun which describes an individual’s unfulfilled longing for an idealistic, unattainable alternate experience, combined with the phenomenon of paramnesia (déjà vu); the distortion of memory in which fantasy is confused with reality. ORSZÁG examines these ideas in relation to concepts of sacred space and religious experience, questioning notions of existence, ritual, pilgrimage and idolatry.
Mirror Drawing brings together Melbourne based artist Becc Ország and Amsterdam based artist Matthew Allen to present a minimal and meditative installation of drawings that attempt to push the material and perceptual limits of drawing. While both making use of traditional drawing media: paper and graphite, both artists take a unique position to the concept and phenomenon of mirroring and the generation of pictorial space.
BLAKE PRIZE | CASULA POWERHOUSE | CASULA
12 MAY - 1 JULY 2018
One of Australia’s longest standing and most prestigious prizes, The Blake Prize encourages conversations concerning faith, spirituality, religion, hope, humanity, social justice, belief and non – belief. This year there were 769 entrants hailing from Belgium, Germany, Greece, Norway, United States and United Kingdom and from every Australian state and territory. Orszag's work 'Announce your Kingdom (you can live forever)' will be exhibited with the 80 finalists who have been selected for exhibition at the Casula Powerhouse from 12 May - 1 July.
The winner of the $35,000 Blake Prize will be announced at the exhibition launch on 19 May 6-9pm.