Opening Saturday 5 July 6pm
5 – 26 July 2014
Christina Read | Lauren Redican & Annsuli Marais | Tom Mackie | Kemi Niko & Co.
Curated by Christopher Handran
Correspondences brings together a group of New Zealand-based artists whose practices investigate approaches to the artwork as a medium of communication and exchange. These include outward expressions of inner dialogues, reflections on shared experience and attempts to connect with others through collaborative processes.
The exhibition also forms a correspondence between Boxcopy and Enjoy Public Art Gallery, an artist-run initiative based in Wellington, New Zealand. Enjoy facilitates contemporary art projects and aims to actively encourage critical discourse around contemporary practice. This project provides an opportunity for each space to form a long-distance view of the other, drawing on their corresponding exhibition archives as starting points for new curatorial projects.
Image: Kemi Niko & Co. The Sand at the Edge of the Earth 2014. Courtesy the artists.
Emerging Artist program 2014 – Tyza Stewart
Brisbane-based artist Tyza Stewart is taking part in this year’s emerging artist program at Boxcopy. Tyza will be supported to develop new work with an artist fee and ongoing feedback and discussion of the practice, along with a 4-week residency in the gallery during the month of August.
Tyza’s practice is a continually evolving self-portrait formed through paintings, digital images and installations. The work deals with the production and perceptions of gendered identity and concurrent social norms. Tyza gives consideration to how our self expression is impacted by systems that regulate bodies and our perceptions of bodies. The practice becomes specifically incoherent when viewed through an understanding of gender as a static binary, so as to encourage critical reflections and discussions surrounding these issues. At Boxcopy, Tyza will experiment with video-based installation and continue an exploration of self-portraiture through digital mediums.
Tyza completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Queensland College of Art in 2012, has exhibited in group shows at The Hold Art Space, WtichMeat ARI, Heiser Gallery, Griffith University Art Gallery and was included in BEAF 2013. Tyza is represented by Heiser Gallery, Brisbane.
Image: Tyza Stewart Screen shot 2013-07-15 at 9.52.02 PM 2013. Courtesy the artist.
Extended Conversation Pieces – MAF Project Rooms | Melbourne Art Fair
13-17 August 2014
Royal Exhibition Buildling, Melbourne
Showcasing the work of an exciting new generation of unrepresented artists in association with public and independent contemporary art spaces from around Australia, the Project Rooms create opportunities for developing artists to present innovative and experimental work within the context of a major international visual art event.
Extended Conversation Pieces brings together conversations about art, and conversation as art. The exhibition features collaborative works by six emerging Brisbane artists; Catherine or Kate (Catherine Sagin and Kate Woodcroft), Scott Ferguson (Erika Scott and Brooke Ferguson) and Courtney Coombs and Caitlin Franzmann. These artists engage with ideas of contemporary feminism through processes of dialogue and exchange; exploring subjectivity, humour and intimacy in performance and installation works.
Image: Courtney Coombs and Caitlin Franzmann Focus 2013. Courtesy the artists.
Boxcopy presents Sliding Door – a limited edition series of artist ephemera.
Available from the Boxcopy gallery on Petrie Terrace, these will be published in an edition of 100, and feature a different artist each month.
The first edition features Archie Moore and is available at Boxcopy from Saturday 24 May. The second edition for June features Danielle Clej and is available now from the gallery.
Upcoming in 2014
Boxcopy is gearing up for an exciting 2014 – along with our emerging artist program, this year Boxcopy will commission new works for solo exhibitions by Australian artists: