15 February–03 March
Opens 15 February 6pm–8pm
Chantel de Latour, Antonia Ellis, Olivia O’Donnell
Interpretations of the ‘Artifact’ provide a conceptual groundwork for this group show by three Melbourne artists, Antonia Ellis, Chantel de Latour and Olivia O’Donnell. Across a variety of media, each investigates the complex relationship between the object/artifact and contemporary art.
Antonia’s practice references a nostalgic longing for high academic art and classicism. Her work uses pieces of iconography to reference idealism and the pursuit of perfection in the antiquity.
Chantel’s small landscapes conjure archived memories re-presented as artifacts. The elusive search for identity through recognition of place, links these fragments in an expansive geography of its own.
Olivia’s practice interrogates the relationships between travel and exploitation. Working in temporal installations that question the simulated and real, authenticity and replica, fragility and structure.