Denorah Paauwe: Tuesday’s Child, Juliet Fowler-Smith: Make Yourself at Home & Clinton Garofano: Motorhead
SYDNEY. 30 AUGUST – 21 SEPTEMBER 2002.
Gallery 4A is pleased to present three new exhibitions of photography and site-specific installation by Deborah Paauwe, Juliet Fowler-Smith and Clinton Garofano.
Tuesday’s Child is Deborah Paauwe‘s first solo exhibition in Sydney. The exhibition depicts young girls and women with qualities of beauty, sensuality and lusciousness, but highlighting a sense of imperfection and ambiguity. Paauwe uses fashion and ambiguity to comment on notions of the development of identity, in particular the complexity of interpersonal relationship.
Make Yourself At Home is a site-specific installation by Juliet Fowler-Smith that responds to the formal architectural qualities of Gallery 4A to explore its historical, social and cultural position. It is a richly layered installation that uses materials such as bees wax, brightly coloured wrapping paper and chairs to examine how we respond to and experience place.
Motorhead by Clinton Garofano is a series of new photographs that brings speed obsessed, streetcar culture within the confines of the Gallery. Garofano’s photographs of leopard skin-clad car interiors and skull encrusted gear sticks focus on imagining the extremes of existence and mortality to explore contemporary identities.
Deborah Paauwe was born in the USA, and is now based in Adelaide, and is of Dutch and Chinese heritage. In 1999, Deborah Paauwe was a finalist for the Moet & Chandon Fellowship; she has been included in group exhibitions at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, and the Art Gallery of South Australia. In 2001 she was the only Australian representative at Fotonoviembre photographic biennial, Centro de Fotografia, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain,
Juliet Fowler-Smith is a Sydney-based artist whose installation practice includes artworks created both within galleries and the outdoors in Australia, at Mangrove Mountain, NSW. More recently in 200 she was invited to be a participant at the International Environment Art Symposoum at the Taejong Lake and Royal Tomb Park, Ara Gaya, South Korea.
Clinton Garofano is a Sydney based artist who has exhibited extensively throughout Sydney and Melbourne. He has exhibited at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Orange Regional Gallery, Artspace Sydney as well as Yuill/Crowley Gallery, Sydney, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne and internationally in New York and Japan.