A COLLECTION OF OBJECTS TO RETAIN FROM A COLLECTION OF OBJECTS TO DISCARD
13 – 30 September 2017
Opening Night | Thursday 14 September, 6pm–8pm
A collection of objects to retain from a collection of objects to discard is a continuing exploration of objects and their role in forming scenario.
Leanne Failla’s work focuses on how event (with reference to Deleuze’s fold) is constructed and the significance of anchor points in the perception of influence in creating event. Using physical objects to reference anchor points the work seeks the intangible aspects of event to address how heavily their presence defines a reading of situation.
In prior work, objects were related to function, design and volume. personal narrative comes into play in the new wor as the artist chooses a selection of objects she owns to hold onto and replicates their form using other objects in her possession. The resulting forms are displayed in the gallery environment as new art objects which hold the value of “discard” and “retain”.
IMAGES | Leanne Failla, Place, 2014, paper, 20x18x17cm; Leanne Failla, Spring Street Residence, 2013, paper, various; Leanne Failla, every object in my house in paper, 2017, paper, various; Leanne Failla, every object in my house in paper, 2017, paper, various. Images courtesy of the artist
Leanne Failla is a Melbourne based artist with a practice focus on the structures of event and point of reference within events construction. She has a Bachelor of Design from RMIT University with Honours. She has held solo exhibitions at the Sheraton Hotel in Melbourne in 2014, Seventh Gallery in 2015 and C3 Contemporary Art Space in 2017. She has also collaborated on projects with Artland as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival and at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre in 2016.