Sanné Mestrom: Corrections - Art Collector

Sanné Mestrom, Untitled (Self Portrait as the Sun), 2017. Bronze, concrete and steel. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf.

CORRECTIONS is an exhibition of new figurative sculptures that challenge conventional distinctions between the provisional and the fixed, addressing the potential and the limitations of the body.

"Mestrom’s most recent sculptures represent extensions of the body, like props that compensate for the body’s shortcomings. They allow the artist to jump and float and move through space as she might in a dream. They are the wings to her Nike of Samothrace, that give flight to her ambitions of mobility. In their unboundedness, the works seem to fit amongst the ruins of modernism, alighting on various forms that we might identify with other periods and other sculptures, but Mestrom is increasingly writing her own language of forms; each shape here is another hieroglyph of this ever-expanding universe of symbols."

– Excerpt from CORRECTIONS catalogue essay by Simon Gregg > Read more

Born in the Netherlands 1979, Mestrom moved to New Zealand in 1983, and now lives and works in Victoria, Australia. Recent solo exhibitions include: Leftovers, Sullivan+Strumpf Sydney (2015); Weeping Women, Ian Potter Public Sculpture Commission, Monash University Museum of Art (2014); The Internal Logic, West Space, Melbourne and La Trobe Regional Gallery, Victoria (2013); and The Reclining Nude, Studio 12, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne (2012). Mestrom presented major new large-scale works at Encounters, Art Basel Hong Kong (2017) curated by Alexie Glass-Kantor. Mestrom holds a PhD in Fine Art (2008) and a Graduate Certificate in Public Art (2011), both from RMIT University, and lectures in sculpture and drawing at Federation University, Gippsland.

Exhibition opens: 3-5pm, Saturday 19 August 2017
Exhibition closes: 16 September 2017
Location: 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland, NSW 2017
Contact: +61 2 9698 4696
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