5–29 OCT 2011
Gallery 9 is proud to present Peter Alwast’s first solo exhibition at Gallery 9. Alwast has been exhibiting nationally and internationally since 2001 and in 2008, was the inaugural recipient of The Premier of Queensland New Media Art Award.
A common thread running through Alwast’s work is the layering of both real and imagined space using a variety of sources: virtual, photographic, drawing, and language. Alwast’s practice sits between 3D animation, painting, drawing and photography, and in an associative way translates the logic between various mediums such as the painterly gesture into virtual images or photography into painting and painting back into photography. This show will feature a new 5 channel video work titled Future Perfect (Drawings) in addition to a new series of drawings and paintings
Future Perfect (Drawings) explores the desire to suspend and master the passage of time through the structure of repetition. Some channels depict objects and figures in repetitive motion aiming to arrive at an ideal location, like the fragmented figure walking in the landscape, or the desire for a sense of alignment and harmony, such as the spinning tops and texts in the corner of a room. These objects revolve in an endless round-about that never quite aligns or finds resolution. Conversely, other channels play with rupture, depicting invisible forces that disrupt repetition, both formally and metaphorically, such as the drawn soft cubes falling and crashing into each other and the coffin-like shapes that fall and bounce off each other.
Peter Alwast’s solo exhibition, Future Perfect a 9 channel video projection is on show at the IMA, Brisbane (until October 15). His work will also be seen in the group exhibition Experimenta Utopia Now travelling to MONA, Tasmania as well as Selectively Revealed at the Aram Art Gallery, Seoul, South Korea.