Last week we had the super talented Tanya Schultz and Jennifer Catalano talk about their recent works at free range gallery.Both artists work with found objects from the environment but in very different ways. Jennifer works with dirt from the local wetlands and wilderness to create pastes which she paints with, while Tanya works with consumer items like plastics toys, candy wrappers and glitter. The contrast between the two practices was great, Jennifer discussed the difficulty in finding the kind of “natural” material that she worked with, she really had to hunt for untouched lands and regions, where as Tanya felt overwhelmed by the abundance of plastics and brightly coloured goodsl. My partner Liz did a fantastic job pairing these two artists up.
This Wednesday Adrian Baldsing and Dom Trimboli will be discussing their practices which are both heavily influenced by construction and architecture.