‘Body and world are the same flesh’ - Maurice Merleau-Ponty.
The newest exhibition at aMBUSH Gallery Sydney, Contemporary Ruins explores the phenomenological concept that everything in the universe is made of the same fabric: that art and life cannot be disentangled from each other.
The work included in this group show analyses the concept in a literal sense, through the use of everyday materials. Resources such as concrete, fabric, and found objects are reflective of the tangible lived experience, and the unified interaction of the body and environment.
The processes used within the creation of the works are a way of creating contemporary relics from ruins, commenting on the interconnectedness of all things and expressing a continuity between art and life.
The work by the eight artists involved demonstrates how by expanding perspectives, even the most commonplace activity or material can become art, and how our urban environment is an increasing source of inspiration.
Contemporary Ruins is presented by aMBUSH Gallery, and curated in partnership with Kansas Smeaton.
The opening night event will be held on Thursday, 10 June from 6-9pm at aMBUSH Gallery Sydney (4a James Street, Waterloo) and will include complimentary drinks from Capital Brewing Co.
The exhibition will then run from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 June, from 12-4pm and is free of charge to the public.
Kansas Smeaton, Minta Furness, Mungo Howard, Nakisha Jamieson, Nina Radonja, Phoebe Martin, Sadie Whelan and Wolfgang Sakar.