Inevitability exhibition

Foyer Gallery Exhibitions

Inevitability

Exhibition dates: Thursday 28 March – 17 May 2019
Where: Carclew Foyer Gallery
Curator: Jack McBride
Artists: Christina Massolino, Felicity Townsend and Loren Orsillo

Curator’s statement

“We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude." – Charles Swindoll.

The inevitable or the concept of inevitability is the quality of being certain of what is going to happen or the outcome. Change can often be difficult for an individual to accept; these conflicts are inevitable to the human existence and are a necessary part of human life. All connected by the human condition, our quest is to discover who we are and what we want. We are constantly learning about ourselves, and those who surround us. Even at this point in humanity, we are only just beginning to recognise the most precious, dynamic and valuable facets of our lives.

South Australian artists Felicity Townsend, Loren Orsillo and Christina Massolino explore themes of inevitability and the dynamics of the human condition in their exhibited works. Townsend’s work explores the concept of inevitability through change and the grief that can accompany this, particularly when memories fade, creating a sense of loss. In other works, this is portrayed through the inevitably shifting sense of ‘home’ in a childhood of changed locations. Inevitability is explored also through Orsillo’s works, depicting our human attachment to ‘things’ and the significant value we place on objects to form our sense of self, ultimately becoming victims of our capitalist climate. Through Orsillo’s work, explored is the notion that our peripheral vision is inevitably littered with ‘stuff’ however the meaning or hidden language within these objects is what’s uncertain. Lastly, Massolino explores the dynamics of the human condition through multi-layered works, commenting on the contrast between our physical and mental existence and the power of the human psyche. Works touch upon the various struggles in our mind and our often strange perceptions of self.

Inevitability Opening Night

Thursday 28 March
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Carclew Foyer Gallery, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide
Light refreshments care of ALPHA BOX & DICE
Exhibition continues til 17 May 2019. Open 9am - 5pm, Mon – Fri

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Image: ‘Lovely’ (detail), Christina Massolino, 2018

Contact Details

Jack McBride
Braidee Otto
botto@carclew.org.au
08 8230 1117