This program will seek to explore both Contemporary and Traditional Culture that exists in the Arctic, working with themes of Anthropology and Ecology. We will be situated in a sparsely populated island off Finnmarks wild Northern coast. Sitting on a lattitude of around N 70 degrees and only a few hours from Northcape the most northern point on mainland Europe. We will create a place in Arctic for research, discovery, collaboration and experimentation whilst focussing on the crucial and pressing issues of our time.
This vast, spacious and extreme Arctic environment, white in Winter and orange green in Autumn provides a spectacular and otherworldly setting for an artist to explore and develop projects.
Gallery Two, SEVENTH GALLERY, 155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, Melbourne
This exhibition brings together the independent works of Mallory Allen and Danielle Reynolds in the terrain where their separate interests meet. This territory, which is marked by shared loss, looks at futility and insignificance in a landscape of grief. With a ‘grin and bear it’ attitude, these combined works simultaneously look at experiences of grief and growth while the work searches for something more as it gestures towards something meaningful. ‘Come What May‘ will include a comprehensive selection of Mallory’s charcoal and pencil drawings on paper that depict detailed and vast landscapes. These drawings will be accompanied by Danielle’s large-scale paintings that are comprised of a combination of colour, gesture and small digital-printed imagery.
In conjunction with these drawings and paintings, the artists will draw on their installation practices to create a physical landscape of sculptures that employ movement and humour, which is integral to both these artists.
Mallory Allen is a multidisciplinary artist currently working between Australia and New Zealand. She uses drawing and installation to explore phenomenology, perception and the sublime. Her work is influenced by experiences and places in her life; love, loss and the vastness of nature seen around her. Each of her shows has been a snapshot of a period in that journey covering standout moments of struggle, laughter and growth and the landscapes in which they've been experienced.
'If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe', will be Mallory's second solo show at Allpress Studio Auckland. It will incorporate charcoal and pencil drawings with her installation practice exploring light, movement and humour.
Mallory graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
In 2014 she was the recipient of both the RMIT (Melbourne) Painting and Drawing Prize and the Chelsea School of Arts (London) Dean's Award
Many thanks to Allpress for encouraging emerging artists in NZ