David Attwood and Clare Peake InertiaOpening: Wednesday 16 March, 6pm Dates: 16 March – 2 April 2016
The passing of time is audibly marked by the relentless ticking of the clock, each tick marking a moments passing before this moment is lamented in a following tock. The tick anticipates achievement, production and almost appears in the air as harnessable energy. The tock on the other hand is its sad counterpart – a reminder that none of the anticipated achievements were achieved, deadlines were missed and opportunities quashed. The perpetual tick/tock anthem beats on as both a monument to the past and a marker of the future.
The exhibition Inertia sees Perth based artists David Attwood and Clare Peake present new works that address the passing of time in a futile effort to abscond its passing. Fluctuating somewhere between the bleak and the optimistic, Inertia reflects on the implications of time now past and the ever pending future.
David Attwood is an emerging artist based in Perth Western Australia. Attwood was awarded a BA Honours degree from Curtin University in 2011, where he is currently a Sessional Academic and PhD candidate. Recent exhibitions include Doldrums (2015) Adult Contemporary, Perth; Suburban Similes (2015), Firstdraft, Sydney; and Green and Gold (2014), Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle. In 2016 Attwood will exhibit new work as part of SafARI 2016, Sydney.
Clare Peake (b. 1984 Geraldton, lives Broome WA) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Art) from Curtin University in 2006 and completed postgraduate studies in Anthropology at the University of Western Australia in 2010. Clare has contributed to a number of significant shows, notably, A Comprehension of the Farthest Points (2013) at Venn gallery, remix at the Art Gallery of Western Australia (2011) and Here&Now12 at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (2012). Clare’s work was most recently exhibited at 55 Sydenham Rd (2015), Sydney and WIN/WIN (2014) at Hugo Michelle Gallery in Adelaide.
Image: Clare Peake, Tap code: SOSOSO, 2016, video still.