15-22 March 2013
Opening night Friday 15 March
Nervous Laughter brings together seven emerging Australian artists in an investigation of play and colour in contemporary painting, drawing and sculpture. Responding to a strangeness in the everyday and visual culture, this group exhibition engages with awkward and intuitive responses to traditional fine art mediums as a means of reflecting aspects of contemporary identity and experience. Examining a playful tension between naïve gesture, obsessive process, figurative abstraction, hyperactive explosions of colour and the transformation of the mundane into extraordinary; this collection of artists reflect everyday anxieties and banalities with an overarching sense of humour and irreverence. Curated by Amanda Wolf, Nervous Laughter is produced in conjunction with the Bleeding Heart Emerging Curator program.
Be sure to check out our fearless curator Amanda Wolf