Lucia Usmiani: Instinct - Art Collector

Lucia Usmiani, ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’. Recycled aluminium drink containers, 80 x 80cm. Courtesy: the artist and Despard Gallery, Hobart.

The artist says: "The things I choose to use to make art are within my reach. They are part of my immediate sphere, close to home and mostly attainable in vast quantities. I break them up and use the pieces to make something else. I exploit the stuff of them – the colours, materiality and availability. The finished work and the path to get there is just as close. An impulse to accumulate, find patterns, global and ancestral connections to decoration; these things matter to me and always make themselves apparent in the end."

Exhibition opens: 5.30–7.30pm Wednesday 19 September 2018
Exhibition closes:14 October 2018
Location: Despard Gallery, Level 1, 15 Castray Esp, Hobart TAS
Phone: +61 3 6223 8266


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