Sans Frontières - Art Exhibition

Dates: 
Sat, 08/12/2018 - 9:00am to Sun, 05/05/2019 - 5:00pm

Contained within the many structures that man has built across the earth for habitation, ritual and gathering is an inherent power. Each tower of stone or brick, steel, concrete or plaster is an embodiment of social, political, individual or collective decisions that describe narratives of culture, power and agency. These narratives are generally considered to resonate outwards, originating from an internal place and with an individual voice. Damon Kowarsky’s oeuvre presents an alternative to this way of seeing and understanding structure and its relationship with place. By applying his archaeological-eye to diverse urban and rural scenes, Kowarsky renders views beyond and between structures to reveal their relational narrative; one that is global, interconnected and ever-emerging.

Sans Frontières is a survey of prints, paintings and drawings created by Kowarsky between 2008 and 2018 collectively tell the story of places often relegated to the margins of vision. At its heart, the exhibition examines how looking, orientation and perspective can uncover narratives of culture, power and agency that are embedded in structures and expressed through the spaces they create, spaces that are constrained by the human psyche that has constructed the labyrinth.

Organisation: 
Warrnambool Art Gallery
Phone: 
5559 4949
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