© Annalise Mayer
2013 VCA Graduates Alliance Francaise’s Award Exhibition
Yoshe Gillespie, Annalise Mayer, Giulia Giannini McGauran, Lucy Moore, Soojin Park and Jessica Schoer
20 May to 21 June 2014
Alliance Française Eildon Gallery
Opening Tue 20 May, 6.30pm to 8pm | Free admission
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, the 2013 Alliance Française’s Award for VCA Graduates was conferred to six young and talented students from the Bachelor of Fine Art during the VCA ‘Grad show’ last November will present their work at a group exhibition in our gallery in May 2014.
Yoshe Gillespie (Honours, Fine Arts) completed a Diploma in Visual Arts at N.M.I.T. in 2010, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the VCA in 2013. Yoshe was the recipient of the Myer Award for Excellence in 2012, and the Dr Rosenthal Award in 2012. She works in the process-based discipline of printmaking, with a background in cameraless photography or ‘darkroom printmaking’. A reoccurring theme in her work is the use of chance-based processes to create non-figurative compositions that explore the translation of intention within an artwork.
Annalise Mayer’s work (Printmaking) explores the condition of modern time, playing with our understanding of the individual moment. Her interest lies in our species΄ innate desire to understand our existence within the condition of time. This exploration extends to our inability to both capture and define a moment, causing great anxiety. Thus questioning the intangibility of time itself. Engaging with techniques such as lithography and naturalistic drawings, Mayer highlights the time often invested in the attempt to capture the fleeting.
Giulia Giannini McGauran
(Drawing) With focused research on the art of dentistry, an exploration of the mouth’s visceral appearance led Giulia Giannini McGauran on a momentous journey to the tongue. Fuelled by awe and simultaneous repulsion, this investigation aims to explore our relationship with the tongue and its relationship to us, through the presence of the isolated muscle within constructed narratives. She has exhibited works at the MASSART Big Show in 2012 and in the Photographic Show for NCDFREE at the Melbourne Festival of Ideas 2013.
Lucy Moore (Painting) is a Melbourne-based artist. Her practice predominantly uses oil painting, and draws from her own photography as source material. Lucy’s current work explores intimacy and eroticism, attempting to create imagery which expresses these universal themes from a personal perspective. Aesthetically, her work draws inspiration from baroque technique whilst introducing elements of abstraction and playing upon the idea of the photograph.
Soojin Park (Painting) creates short videos that are constructed in the standard format of filmmaking, beginning with writing screenplays to creating storyboards as well as hiring the actors. Soojin only uses the very necessary gears to produce work in a minimal scale and a short span of time, and edits her own videos. Whilst she is interested in exhibiting at galleries, she is continuously broadening her chance to make longer films through writing screenplays as well as getting involved in the production of short and feature films.
Jessica Schoer focuses on altered mental states that are caused by dreaming and illnesses. Drawing on her own experiences, she takes us into her mind and plants us into an alternate realm. Using video, text, collage and sculpture, we are able to escape our own thoughts and delve into another world that helps us to escape our own reality. Schoer also focuses on the process of art making as a type of therapy and in turn we are able to be transported somewhere totally unique and able to escape into the mind of the artist.
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