in advertising, it is commonly accepted that the voice of the [educated - middle aged] male will produce the most sales. historically, a similar rhetoric could be applied to sculpture.
for her exhibition ‘show room’ herbert will attempt to occupy this role, bringing together an absurd mix of forms and materials spanning from sixties minimalist sculpture to the modern australian display centre.
OPEN / wednesday the 16th of november through saturday the 3rd of december 2016
Metro Arts exhibition space / level 2/109 edward street, brisbane
OPENING EVENT / 6pm through 8pm wednesday the 16th of november 2016
CRITICAL BRUNCH / 2pm saturday the 3rd of december 2016
grace herbert is a visual artist based in hobart tasmania. she studied sculpture at RMIT university in melbourne and later graduated from honours in sculpture at the university of tasmania. she has recently exhibited her work as part of next wave festival, dark MOFO festival at KINGS artist-run initiative in melbourne and at firstdraft gallery in sydney.
herbert’s work is motivated by an interest in the built environment; and in particular cycles of construction, demolition and decay. she explores these ideas using a mix of photography, collage, video and sculpture. the artist’s interventions introduce foreign surfaces and imagery to existing structures in order to form new semblances of meaning and representation.
herbert’s arts practice is co-constituted by her involvement in a number of artist-led organisations and curatorial projects. herbert is the co-founder of arts space visual bulk and sits on the board of constance artist-run initiative.
for more on this artist >>> www.graceherbert.com
words by >>> miriam mcgarry
image and video credits: llewellyn millhouse