6 - 23 August 2014
Opening Night | Thursday 7 August 6-8pm
Eloise Kirk, Francesca Heinz + Ben Terakes
A fetish may be defined as an object or idea regarded with awe and imbued with a potent magical spirit. A fetish may also refer to any object, idea or non-genital part of the body that causes habitual erotic response or fixation. It is with the above in mind that these three Sydney based artists share an awareness of the importance of art as both fantasy and fetish, as well as a belief that art should elicit reflection not only within the viewer but importantly also within the maker. Eloise Kirk, Francesca Heinz and Ben Terakes have very singular practices; their art-making is both solitary and habitual. Their work tests the relationship between art, artist and audience creating a tension between each. Bodies and thoughts are made palpable and fleshy whether through sewing, taxidermy, video, painting, or other media, a personal human reaction is doggedly desired if not forced.
IMAGES | Eloise Kirk, Second Sleep, 2013, resin and pigment on linen, 20 x 30cm, Francesca Heinz, Peeping Tom, 2013, Latex and paper, dimensions variable, Ben Terakes, Pogo the Clown, 2013, embroidery on cloth, 20 x 30cm| Images courtesy of the artist.