Steph Fuller,  Undergrowth from the series Adorned, 2013

Foyer Gallery Exhibitions

Discontented Nature

Exhibition dates: 14 June 2018 - 23 July 2018
Where: Carclew Foyer Gallery
Curator: Gabi Lane
Artist: Steph Fuller, Bernadette Klavins, Sarah Sturm and Sorcha Yelland.

Curator’s statement

Solastagia is a term, coined by philosopher Glenn Albrecht, that describes the emotional distress caused by environmental damage.   It describes what sensitive people already feel but cannot express in language. The exhibiting artists in Discontented Nature endeavour to distil wider social and environmental concerns and visually articulate them in their work.

It seems, as a society, although infatuated by nature's capacity for spectacle and omnipotence,; we are dismissive of our own impact. The work in Discontented Nature references our existence amidst the Anthropocene, an era of significant human impact and environmental upheaval. Moreover, these representations become a metaphor for the human condition; there is an undeniable symbiotic relationship between human beings and nature. We see ourselves both as part of nature and affected by it.

Discontented Nature is a meditation on how we, as human beings, effect change in the world we live in and how it, in turn, can inform our understanding of ourselves. The body becomes a site in which tensions and harmonies with the natural world are played out.

Join us for the opening of DISCONTENTED NATURE

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Thursday 14 June

Carclew Foyer Gallery, 11 Jeffcott St, Kaurna Country, North Adelaide

Light refreshments care of ALPHA BOX & DICE

Exhibition continues til  23 July. Open 9am - 5pm, Mon – Fri

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Image: Steph Fuller,  Undergrowth from the series Adorned, 2013, Giclée print on Fine art Pearl Paper, archival framing with museum glass, POA

Contact Details

Gabrielle Lane
Bethany Ashley-Ward
08 8230 1104