Kiron Robinson, Lani Seligman
Opening: Tuesday 17 May, 6-8pm
Dates: 17 May-4 June 2005
Melbourne based artist Kiron Robinson works across neon, video, photography, text and sculpture to engage his ideas around doubt, faith and failure as constructive devices. Robinson explores perceptual process and the vulnerability of forms to project a world where everything becomes uncertain. Images might be scanned, layered, cropped, reconfigured and re-photographed – thus throwing the meaning of both the images and, by extension, the things they ‘document’ into question. Robinson’s video and sculptural forms similarly might purport to be one thing but, on closer examination, reveal themselves otherwise, as familiar objects are recast in unfamiliar materials or sited in unexpected ways. His work is often underpinned by a sense of futility or doubt, best evidenced by well-known neon sign works ‘doubt’, ‘(m)any worries’ and ‘quiet desperation’ among others, which imbue a flippant or humorous aside with an underlying sense of foreboding.
Seligman has previously exhibited at the Monash Gallery of Art, Gertrude Contemporary, Conical, Bus Projects and internationally. She uses video, photography and text to examine how the lived body renders experiences of duress and resilience.