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OPENING: Fri 12 Nov 6-9pm | DATES: 11 - 25 Nov 2021
 

The Human Condition group show

otk Brendan Rowe 2021 otk

Emily Van Der Molen

otk Johana van der Linden
 

FRONT GALLERY

THE HUMAN CONDITION 
group show


CATALOGUE

The human condition is all of the characteristics and key events that compose the essentials of human existence. This includes birth, growth, emotions, aspirations, conflict, and death. This topic has been researched and written about throughout history in many perspectives – poetry, art, music, philosophy, psychology, science, history and religion.

ARTISTS:
Andrea Sinclair
Liz Gridley
Andre Bruzzese

 

 

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BACK GALLERY

EVERYTHING IS FINE
by Brendan Rowe


CATALOGUE

Brendan’s works aims to explore themes of individuality and its relationship with identity. While keeping a satirically light-hearted tone, his work uses a mix of pop culture stylings and anatomical distortions to question - Where is the line between collective understanding and the absurd?




 

SIDE GALLERY

CULTIVATED CHAOS
by Emily Van Der Molen


CATALOGUE

Through the act of gardening; through nurturing, tending and noticing, we become anchored in the present, while maintaining an eye to the future. 

Gardens teach us about the beauty of imperfection and the delicate balance between nature and nurture, and within this relationship become immersive, healing, sensory spaces.

Emily’s works explore this fragile place between surrender and control, and invite the viewer into the wonder of cultivated chaos. 




 

 

UPSTAIRS GALLERY

GROWING UP MY MOTHER CLEANED THE FLOORS OF OUR CHURCH, THEN OUR KITCHEN.
by Johanna van der Linden

CATALOGUE

This project examines the intersection of domestic, private spaces and Western Catholic institutional spaces. The artist reflects on the influence of institutional power on the female body through the theories of feminist philosophers Elizabeth Grosz and Judith Butler, and her own anecdotal experiences of growing up in the Catholic Church. Johanna uses a new materialist lens to consider the sacred, profane dichotomy, particularly how this manifests in domestic spaces through icons, rituals and relics. The artist uses her own body, and rituals associated with the body to deconstruct and challenge patriarchal Christian notions of ritual and sacred.