Aaron C. Carter and Alice H. McIntosh
Opening: Wednesday 7 August, 6 - 8pm
Dates: 7 August - 31 August, 2019
Flirtacious Energy embodies the coalescing of two distinctly experimental and material practices. Using the idea of ‘dressing’ or ‘undressing’ the gallery as a point of departure, each artist uniquely applies a sort of soft architecture to the body of the space. Thinking about the layering and accumulation of material on to and into the work through gesture, the show seeks to create a space that merges the intimate language of clothing and textiles with the structural, domestic codes of fixings. Pockets and pleats emerge as facultative accessories, ruching and dyeing become methods towards structural interventions.
Aaron C. Carter (b. 1984, Donald, Australia) holds a Master of Applied Arts from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver (2013) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne (2005). Recent exhibitions and projects include; Free Love, ReadingRoom, Melbourne; Summer in Sikås, Växjö Konsthall, Växjö, Sweden; Tutti Frutti Biennale, Sikås Art Center, Jämtland, Sweden; Chubby Checkers, Brunswick Sculpture Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Bent Guesses, Honeymoon Suite, Melbourne, Australia; Fluxus Now, Space Space Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa; Braided Field, Brunswick Sculpture Centre, Melbourne, Australia; Hot Rocks, St Arnaud Street Museum, St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia; A Boot and a Line, Malmö Showroom, Malmö, Sweden. Aaron was the recipient of the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize in 2016. He lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. Aaron C. Carter is represented by ReadingRoom, Melbourne.
Alice H. McIntosh (b.1991 Carlton, Australia)
Alice completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours in 2014 at the Victorian College of the Arts. Recent shows and residencies include: 2018 Creative Fellowship at Marpha Foundation, Rosehips centre, facilitating creative classes for the Kindergarten program. 2017 Studio residency at Watch this space in Alice Springs. Recent shows include DnM at Green Monday Studios 2019, Itchy at Seventh curated by Lorilee Yang, There is a pain, so utter, Gertrude Glasshouse, Real Life Fantasies, Westspace. Offsite shows include Deceased Estate Honeymoon Gap (Alice Springs), Braided Field (Brunswick) and BUFF, The Royal Society of St George, demolition show (Toorak).