5 Sep 2018-30 Sep 2018
A Willoughby City Council curated group exhibition exploring contemporary surrealism and fantasy
Opening Event: Thursday 6 September, 6pm – 8pm
Flame Seed is an exhibition that reimagines the old furnace door of the Incinerator Art Space as a portal to ‘other worlds’. It presents a group of eight artists whose artwork explores fantasy, futuristic spaces and surreal ideas and actions. The Incinerator’s furnace door once opened onto a combustion furnace, but now sits immobilised on a gallery wall. In this exhibition the door is fancifully conceived in an ‘Alice down the rabbit hole’ or ‘Narnia through the wardrobe’ capacity, suggesting worlds that could potentially exist upon opening. Offering a survey of contemporary approaches to surrealism and fantasy, the exhibition presents hybrid beings, poetic imaginings and farfetched places.
Artists: Tara Marynowsky, Adam Norton, Denese Oates, Louis Pratt, Samuel Quinteros, Kate Rohde, Linda Seiffert and Agus Wijaya.
Denese Oates, Tribal, 2014, copper, books, metal paint, patina and gold leaf
Louis Pratt, Shadow Man (detail), 2018, resin, steel, wood and paint
Samuel Quinteros, Neidhöhle (Envy-Hole), 2014, oil on canvas
Agus Wijaya, Mpek Ngenya, 2018, painting reproduction on light panel
Tara Marynowsky, Keeping, 2017, watercolour and gouache on found photographic postcard c.1910