Laurie Oxenford | Construction Excerpts | Opening Event Free | Wreckers Artspace | Saturday 14 August 2021 6pm-9pm
Laurie Oxenford’s exhibition Construction Excerpts!
Open from the 14th-22nd of August.
Opening night 14th of August 6pm-9pm!
Due to Covid-19 Restrictions, we ask that you please wear a mask when viewing the exhibition and sign in using the QLD Check in App.
‘Construction Excerpts’ is a series of material experiments created in response to processes, materials and actions observed at construction sites on the Gold Coast. As an observer from the street, the artist studies the way materials are arranged and connected to create urban space. While observing urban environments, buildings and spaces being constructed, the artist has experimented with industrial materials and found objects to reference systems and flows at play. The artist considers how these ideas shift when on-site or off-site.
By understanding construction as both a spectacle and performance in this context, the street becomes the studio. Conceived and inspired by practices occurring in the public space, the artist considers these works to be public art.
Laurie Oxenford is an early career Australian artist, curator and public art producer. Her interdisciplinary spatial practice investigates the navigation and construction of urban environments. Directed by chance, materiality, site and function, she is interested in the intersection of spatial practices such as architecture, construction, safety and maintenance. With a focus on non-commercial outcomes, Laurie’s installations, assemblages, and sculptures are inherently site-responsive and subversive.
Shifting between the gallery, studio and public space, she actively questions how functional material and objects are used to dictate everyday experience. Through an industrial aesthetic or ‘anti-aesthetic’, Laurie critically appropriates, reorganises and alters found objects and materials while drawing on curatorial principles to experiment with context.
Find out more about Laurie https://www.laurieoxenford.com
This is a Covid-safe event. Please socially distance while in the space and please use the provided hand sanitiser.