Ford creates objects or video works for critical reflection and employs a strong conceptual bias, imbued with cynical undertones, humour and play. Whalley’s approach is more optimistic, drawing from sites of social engagement, creating humble settings for simple acts of kindness, interaction and community. Fisher’s practice is inspired by a collection of memories that inform a playful exploration of materials, resulting in abstract and ambiguous pieces. The video works created by Bakker tie in metaphorical narratives for understanding identity and place and reflect her layered and multimedia process which includes elements of performance.
All four artists share similarities in the use of commonplace materials, conceptual intent and everyday experiences.
Nothing but Precious at the Elbowroom opens 5:30pm on Tuesday May 27th at corner Torrens Terrace and Webb Street until June 14th.
Opening hours are 12pm–5pm Wednesday to Friday, and 11am-4pm Saturdays.