Referencing an essay written by Alfred Gell, Hubris Nemesis Catastrophe culminates a long term fascination with animal traps and other anthropological artefacts.
 

Through the peculiar nexus of hunter, prey and the objects that lie somewhere in between; notions of human utility and survival come into play. Sculptural constructions spanning the ominous and the decorative celebrate methods of their own production (binding, cutting, carving and balancing) whilst aesthetic lures question functionality, asking where is the distinction between art object and artefact. In a playful combination of material and diagrammatic forms an absurd landscape is revealed, one punctuated by igneous rock formations, snares and ambiguous creatures.

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Hubris Nemesis Catastrophe

Melissa Burn

November 12 – December 10 2016

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