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Exhibition: Utopian Pursuits - Grace Brown & Margaret Voterakis

We’re proud to present our first exhibition for the year – Utopian Pursuits – a joint exhibition featuring work from ceramicist Grace Brown of Oh Hey Grace, and painter Margaret Voterakis.

Opening
6 – 8pm, Thursday February 25

Exhibition Dates
February 25 – March 9 2021

Exhibition Partners
SAMPLE Brew
Blackhearts & Sparrows

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Utopian Pursuits pairs Grace Brown’s labyrinthine architectural sculptures with Margaret Voterakis’ still-life paintings.

Utopian Pursuits pairs Brown’s labyrinthine architectural sculptures with Voterakis’ still-life paintings which combine geometric forms with more traditional subjects such as fruit, shells and houseware.

This exhibition invites the viewer to explore the work of these two artists as one might encounter a dream, where the impossible becomes the possible and mystery reigns. Explore the seemingly infinite expanses and passageways of Brown’s sculptures or delve into the space between hovering shells, looped threads, and the prismatic elements that reside in Voterakis’ paintings.

Grace’s sculptures seems to tap the unconscious with recollections of desert landscapes, ancient monuments and dream fragments. The void-filling sphere in 'A Place To Nest' is completely arresting and sublimely accentuates the surreal quality of the work.”
— Modern Times Gallery Director, Amy Malin

Brown describes her sculptures as “a collection of utopian silhouettes and cityscapes… as a response to the often-dystopian reality outside, with inspiration stemming from science fiction, fallen civilisations and imaginary architecture from the painter Minoru Nomata”.

She also notes: “an important part of my work is encouraging playful interaction, allowing the viewer to transport themselves to another time, place, or universe”.

Launching on February 25, this exhibition invites the viewer to explore the work of these two artists as one might encounter a dream, where the impossible becomes the possible and mystery reigns.

For Voterakis, this series is a brave departure. Once predominantly a landscape painter and traditional still-life artist, she describes this new work as process driven and one of inherent mystery.

“After a rough outline from a composition I set out in the studio, I am constantly tweaking, changing, adding and editing as though being led by some mysterious process which finally delivers a painting that resonates with me on a subconscious level”.

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