14 February 2015– 7th March 2015
Exhibition Launch: 6pm Friday 13th February, 2015
MAIN SPACE JULIA MCINERNEY (SA) : NIGHTLUNG
Julia McInernery, Fruit, 2015.
Consisting of four works, the exhibition Nightlung draws upon a range of seemingly disparate materials and points of reference, from burnt black apple seeds to Aerogel*, from tennis courts to breath routes, from aluminium anchors to Virginia Woolf. Questions of language and sculpture lie at the crux of McInerney’s practice; the floor sheet is designed to act as a kind of map, offering threads of information and cues that invite the viewer to bridge and intermingle the realms of physical objects with that of the literary.
* Aerogel is thus far the lightest solid to have ever been manufactured. Having a constitution of 98.2% air, it is applied in two of the works in the exhibition—in both its fine particle and solid block forms—as a sculptural syntax for breath or lungs. Amongst its practical uses, Aerogel is employed to gather dust particles from outer space for research purposes.