Onespace Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition, Umiama, by Zoe Porter.
Porter is a Brisbane based interdisciplinary artist exploring primarily a drawing practice, which also extends into painting, installation, performance, sculpture, site-specific works and video.
Her work frequently depicts the animal-human hybrid in an attempt at crossing the boundaries between the animal and the human, real and imaginary states, chaos and order. Much of Porter’s work explores a personal mythology that presents the human form undergoing transformation, which suggests the possibilities for other ways of being or existing
Umiama explores depictions of hybrid forms and in-between zones through an interdisciplinary approach. This new body of work was inspired by a research trip and residency to Toba, Japan and focuses heavily on the local Ama (female free-divers). The ama have been recorded as early as 5,000 years ago and currently their numbers are dwindling yet this ancient tradition is still continued today. These new works reference photographs taken by the artist, historical documentation of the Ama as well as illustrations of the traditional sea-folk and their practices in the Ukiyo-e.
OPENING EVENT: Friday 6 September 2019, 6 – 8pm
ONExchange conversation: Friday 6 September 2019, 5:15pm
14 June – 27 July 2019
Pivot is a group exhibition that seeks to highlight the connection between artists’ 2D wall works and their forays into artist books. This exhibition comprises artists whose practice is mostly ‘wall-based’, but who frequently shift their platform from 2D works to something more personal and experimental in the form of an artist book. Wall works often engage the viewer for the courtesy 15-30 second ‘museum glance’, but artist books compel an audience or viewer to pay greater attention. They seduce the hands of the viewer into action – by their scale, texture, devices, and sheer manageability as objects. A simple glance foregoes the opportunity to converse with the ideas within.
17 NOVEMBER 2018 TO 3 FEBRUARY 2019
A cornucopia of works which focus on the subjective, irrational, the imaginative, the personal, the spontaneous, the emotional, the visionary and the transcendental. The contemporary artists in this exhibition employ a range of concepts that could also be said to relate strongly to and are inspired by a childlike openness to exaggerated, explorative and heightened elements of play.
In-Studio Artist Zoe Porter, NGV's Triennial, the gender pay gap in art and Andrew Frost reviews Lisa Reihana and Pipilotti Rist (Radio National)
Nōmas: Mural/Performance at Umbrella Studios (Townsville) collaborative event with Exploko sound & live dance
Friday 2nd June, 2017 at 6pm
A live collaborative performance at the Woolloongabba shopping district as part of the End Of the Line Festival. This will be a cross-disciplinary performance event featuring live drawing, sound, performance & installation. Please check the website for event details:
A live collaborative drawing performance event with Hsin-Ju Ely (contemporary dance) and live sound (Exploko) as part of BARI festival 2016. Warehouse 12 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills 6.30pm-7.30pm. Ongoing exhibition featuring recent works on paper.