Opening: Wednesday 28 September, 6-8pm
Dates: 28 September - 15 October 2016
Nellie Rogerson explores ideas of function, energy and materiality through sculpture and installation. Her works find new use for objects, and remodel the ways we see them in clever, playful modes.
‘Come over’ subverts the familiar function of objects within living spaces, and suggests a new interior landscape. Rogerson’s work arouses the intimacy within objects, and highlights new understandings of utility, lifestyle and purpose.
The works sit within the paradigm of the art space, yet they converse with that of a living space. The art space / living space crossover permeates the works and reconstructs the understanding of art objects as useable things; they can be employed within living space and lifestyle. As the title suggests, the viewer is invited to ‘come over,’ encouraging congeniality within the artwork, the interior landscape and how they, as art-objects, can infiltrate lifestyle, conjuring a situation beyond the artwork’s present interior term.
Rogerson studied Fine Art at Monash University in 2011 and graduated with Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts the following year. Selected exhibitions include Most of the things dropped around the plants weren’t flower petals (3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo 2014), Poppy Knocker (Platform Art Spaces, 2013), The Aesthetics of Disengagement (Moana Project Space, Perth 2013), and BYO Show (Dudspace, 2014). Her work has featured on the cover of ‘Circuit: Western Australian Contemporary Art’ and in DQ Magazine. Most recently Rogerson has undertaken two residencies in Japan, at 3331 Arts Chiyoda (Tokyo, 2014) and Studio Kura (Fukuoka, 2015).
Exhibition photography below by Christo Crocker.