Jasper Jordan Lang, Liam Denny, and Tia Ansell leave the key under the matOpening: Wednesday 11 April 6 - 8pm Dates: 11 April - 5 May 2018
‘leave the key under the mat’ investigates principles of psycho-geography and its related making and conceptual methodologies. Drawing on each respective artist’s subjective and personal interaction with their surroundings, leave the key under the mat posits aspects of the everyday built environment as speculative propositions for a framework in which the city and its associated visual vernacular function as the major influences on human psychology. Using various processes such as casting, assemblage, tiling, and painting, each artist attempts to describe their perspective on the function of the city and how it impacts their everyday thinking.
“leave the key under the mat”
Jasper Jordan-Lang is a Melbourne based artist who works mostly in bas-reliefs, casting, and sculpture. Jasper has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at Monash University (2017). Recent exhibitions include ‘Concrete Feet’ (with Caspar Connolly) at Sister Gallery, Adelaide. Upcoming exhibitions include ‘Caught up in things’, at Irene Rose, Melbourne. Jasper’s work is held in numerous private collections in Australia.
Liam Denny is a Melbourne based artist. He graduated his Bachelor of Fine Arts; Visual art at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017. He is currently undergoing his Fine Arts (Honours) in 2018 at the VCA. Recent solo exhibitions include; ‘Bung Eye’, SEVENTH GALLERY, 2017 and ‘A Taste of Sweden’, Irene Rose, 2018. And was a recipient of the Majlis Encouragement Award, 2017.
Tia Ansell is a New Zealand born Melbourne based artist who works predominately in painting, weaving and craftswomanship. Tia has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) at the Victorian College of the Arts (2017) and is undertaking her honours year at the VCA in 2018. Tia was the recipient of the 2017 Majlis travelling scholarship, John Vickery scholarship, Valerie Albiston scholarship, the National Gallery of Victoria prize and the Pat Hanly Prize. Recent exhibitions include her solo show ’Evening Side’ at Caves Gallery, Melbourne; and group exhibitions include Caves gallery Fundraiser, ‘North, South to Indented Head’ at Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide; ‘Majlis Travelling Exhibition’ Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne; ‘Kids R Us’ Second Space Projects, Melbourne; ‘Contents’ Kingston Art Centre, Melbourne. Her work is in numerous private collections in Australia and New Zealand.
Photography by Christo Crocker.