Merri Randell + Chris Denaro: (Un) Natural Urges - Art Collector

Merri Randell, Bunya: Whip Roots, 2015, HD video (with sound), edition of 5. Courtesy: the artist and Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.

This exhibition seeks to challenge our relationship with Australian forests.

Merri Randell creates hybrid mediated landscapes to represent her experience, depicting forests vast in scale and detail with the same forms captured from different angles and perspectives. Through the addition of sound and motion these hybrid landscapes come alive and embody the typically hidden respiratory, digestive and reproductive botanical events of these natural areas.

Chris Denaro's work focuses on the night-time experience of forests. In the absence of light the world becomes a void, and the imagination becomes a powerful and uncanny force. Denaro draws on this concept of the void - inspired by uncanny peripheral glimpses from the night-time forest.

By inserting these 'imaginary' constructions into a 'real' gallery space these artists confront audience’s perceptions of nature and place.

Exhibition opens: 3-5pm Saturday 29 October 2016
Exhibition closes: 24 November
Location: Brenda May Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW 2025
Contact: 02 9318 1122
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