Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
17 August - 24 September 2006
Mikala Dwyer (NSW), Natasha Johns Messenger (VIC), Kate Just (VIC),
Horst Kiechle (NSW), Geoff Robinson (VIC), Kate Rohde (VIC), Kate Stones
(VIC), Josh Webb (WA).
Co-curated by Kate Just and Kate Stones
This exhibition features the work of artists from across Australia who
work primarily in sculpture and installation. These artists are linked
by the capacity of their work to beckon – inviting the viewer into
physical proximity with the work itself: to enter, to sit, to touch,
to listen. Different qualities are invoked: a sense of mystery, a reflective
quality, strange sounds that whisper of mysterious worlds, and objects
that inspire our curiosity and into which we might disappear like Alice
down a rabbit hole. The works in Beckon appeal to the senses of sound,
touch, sight, and smell, and make adventurous use of scale, drawing
the audience into their elaborately constructed worlds.