Gallery / ITS ALWAYS DARKEST JUST BEFORE DAWN

07.05.2015 to 31.05.2015

PRESS RELEASE

 

IT’S ALWAYS DARKEST JUST BEFORE DAWN

By SIM LUTTIN

7 May – 31 May 2015

Gray Street Workshop Gallery

 

Gray Street Workshop Gallery is delighted to present an
exhibition of new work by Melbourne based contemporary
jeweller Sim Luttin.

 

IT’S ALWAYS DARKEST JUST BEFORE DAWN is an intriguing and thoughtful show in which Sim interrogates notions of the authentic versus the inauthentic.

In her artist statement Sim says “in the West we live in a highly mediated society where the online world can be argued as replacing a more authentic, tactile one. We constantly upload photos and amass ubiquitous objects to validate our existence and create memories of ideal experiences. We live in the past and create unrealistic expectations for our future, leaving us in a general state of ambivalence and melancholy”

Through the work in the exhibition Sim “explores the significance of handmade objects at a time when people are engrossed in digital culture and mass-produced products.”

Sim will be giving an artist talk at 5.30pm on Thursday 7 May, after which Melbourne based curator and writer, Ramona Barry, will open the exhibition.

 

For more information on this exhibition or the workshop please call 82232966, email info@graystreetworkshop.com.au
or visit our website www.graystreetworkshop.com.au