My solo exhibition Paper, stone and permutations opens in Melbourne this Saturday 11 March 2-4pm.
Paper, stone and permutations explores the materiality that is inherent in the objects and places that Pluta documents. These photographs offer a spatial and temporal narrative across a set of material investigations generated through a process of gleaning landscapes and forms which explore traces, inscriptions and erosions pertaining to measuring time via the medium of photography.
Pluta’s practice explores the connection between the philosophical terrain of place, nostalgia and diaspora, and the lure of her personal history (Polish/Australian) to make this enquiry, where she borrows from the practice of archeology to explore image agency and materiality. As a way of thinking about our experience as it is bound to memory and conflated by the passing of time and the span of geographic separation, the images and objects utilised in her art works - photographed or found - are intended to appear that they are of a certain place, pertaining to something specific and significant - yet the entire premise of their production and exhibition is to remind us that the very thing we seek to locate and recall is always out of reach.
THIS IS NO FANTASY
108-110 Gertrude StFitzroy VIC 3065
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NEW WORK /
Watching Clouds Pass the Moon
at Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery
Artists: Benjamin Gallagher (Australia), Valentina Karga (Greece/Germany), Nicole Monks (Australia), Eiko & Koma (Japan/USA), Glenn Barkley (Australia), Izabela Pluta (Australia), and Diego Bonetto (Italy/Australia). Curated by Ineke Dane.
Watching Clouds Pass the Moon is an exhibition about pauses. It weaves contemporary explorations of hunting and gathering with a consideration of the purpose of human action. Curated by Ineke Dane.
opening 2pm Sunday 12 June
catalogue by Stephen Goddard at Project Two
More dates and information can be found here:
Lake Macquarie is two hours north of Sydney and thirty minutes south of Newcastle
Timelapse, a new group exhibition that opened to the public at the Gippsland Art Gallery last week pairs contemporary and historical artworks to initiate conversations in art that span centuries. In spite of the disparity between artworks (in each case, an antique print by a male, European old master has been paired with a contemporary photograph by a female Australian artist), a series of remarkable parallels emerge, proving that ideas in art echo through the ages.
The contemporary artists in the exhibition are Jane Burton, Lesley Duxbury, Janina Green, Rosemary Laing, Polixeni Papapetrou, Izabela Pluta, Susan Purdy, Francesca Rosa, Saskia Pandji Sakti, Maxine Salvatore and Abby Storey. The ‘old masters’ are Jacques Arago, Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Nicholas Chevalier, John Constable, George Cuitt the Younger, Jean-Jacques-Francois Le Barbier, Raphael (after), Salvator Rosa, Paul Sandby, JMW Turner, Jacob van Ruisdael, Giuseppe Vasi and Eugene von Guerard. All works are from the collection of Gippsland Art Gallery.
There is a fully illustrated catalogue to go with the exhibition.
The exhibition includes two of Pluta's from their collection, Trees 2012 (paired with Jacques Arago) and Making Traces #2 2007 (paired with Jacob van Ruisdael).
Agency of inanimate objects in featured amongst other Australian artists.
Considering the role of artwork and objects in the passing down of knowledge and stories, Issue Three brings together Australian and international artists who play with ideas of myth, monuments, relics, and inevitably, time. From mystic mountains and mythic creatures, to regional museums and assemblages of domestic objects, Time Ago plays with the duality of photography as both narrative and document, deceiver and timekeeper.
You can't get there from here
Tom Freeman and Izabela Pluta follow lines that trace circular points of reference – the photograph of a wrapped half-constructed wall that is itself wrapped and re-photographed; the model of a structure that never existed becomes a plan for a building that can never be inhabited. In You Can’t Get There From Here they come together for the first time, pulling together their interests in place, history and time.
curated by Consuelo Cavaniglia
Exhibition opens on Friday Night, March 27th, 6pm till late
27 March - 12 April
55 Sydenham Rd
55 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville
New South Wales 2204
Sat & Sun 1-5pm
Easter week opening times:
Thurs April 2 1-5pm
Sat April 4 1-5pm