SANGUINEOUS ORACLE
Paulina Hupe


February 8 - March 4, 2017

Opening night: Thursday February 9, 2017

Sanguineous Oracle invites viewers to look intuitively beyond the surface of things, to linger upon languorous forms and to gaze deeper into amorphous materiality. Meditating upon these vague gestural paintings summons hallucinations of microcosmic grandeur, where the face of a demimonde is simultaneously the birth of Venus. Paulina Hupe conjures forth abstracted sanguineous visions as she prints using her own body, sending flight to the audience’s imagination. Conceived forms are sent into pareidolia – the phenomenon where the mind perceives forms within abstracted composition.

This exhibition channels the performative nature of art-making, insofar as the body is not only a tool through which mark-making may be employed, but also an oracular conduit between the physical and psychical. Taking cues from the contemporary rituals of artist Marina Abramovic and the healing instructions of poet Alejandro Jodorowsky, Hupe dives into currents of esoteric thought in order to produce her work. Jungian archetypes, tarot divination, anthropomorphism, and the cycles of the moon all eddy about the lakes of the subconscious and emerge in epiphanic light. 

 

 


WET SHOAL
Clara Bradley


February 8 - March 4, 2017

Opening night: Thursday February 9, 2017

– A slippery and at once, hidden danger.

Nolite te bastardes carborundorum.

A site-specific fibre-based installation, littered with hand-embroidered nuances, swelling within the open space of the Pawson House building.

Drawing inspiration from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and the heat of the daily- endured male gaze, Bradley divulges an intimate daydream fantasy of an exquisite immolation of the masculine.

Satin, cotton, brass. Dimensions variable.