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Catherine Truman and Sue Lorraine: Fictional Science

Exhibition  /  13 Jul 2013  -  21 Aug 2013
Published: 03.07.2013
Catherine Truman and Sue Lorraine: Fictional Science.
Galerie Ra
Management:
Paul Derrez
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Intro
During the upcoming period Galerie Ra will be showing new work by Catherine Truman and Sue Lorraine under the title Fictional Science. From a shared interest in scientific practices and creative principles, the artists have developed different yet complementary works which bring into question the origin and authenticity of the objects they make.

Artist list

Catherine Truman, Sue Lorraine
From a shared interest in scientific practices and creative principles, Catherine Truman and Sue Lorraine have developed different yet complementary works which bring into question the origin and authenticity of the objects they make. 

Catherine Truman has been working with scientists, such as natural scientists, anatomists, histologists and neuroscientists for several years, and is fascinated by the similarities between research laboratories and artist’s studios. She has realised that the disciplines of art and science both rely upon intuition and practical hand-skills: that the human touch is vital in all fields of endeavour.
For this exhibition Catherine Truman has collected flotsam, natural and manmade, from the urban beaches near Adelaide, South Australia. She translates these materials into a language of her own in order to understand both the place from which it has come and the life it represents, creating new forms and enchanting new species that evoke a sense sof ambiguity and wonder. 

Sue Lorraine is equally interested in the wonders of nature and the many ways in which nature adapts to changes in environment. She is also interested in how nature is represented by museums, whose methods include collecting lots of specimens to show subtle changes within a species. Reusing and reclaiming common objects, Sue Lorraine has created works such as a series of fictional insects, exploring the parallel between Darwin’s theory of natural selection and the inbuilt redundancy of modern consumer goods.

Remarks

Opening:
You are warmly invited to the opening in the presence of the artists on Saturday 13 July from 4 – 6 pm.

Open hours:

Tue-Sa 12-18 hrs
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