Exhibition Opening: Light Geist

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Exhibition Opening: Light Geist
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Exhibition Opening: Light Geist says
Opening Fri 18 Nov | 6:30pm | Free
Exhibition Runs Sat 19 Nov – Sun 22 Jan 2017

Light Geist celebrates the enveloping and entrancing power of video projection with fiery landscapes, glowing vats of mist and intricate projection mapping. Featuring new commissions by four leading Australian artists, Light Geist challenges the notion that video projection is a flat cinematic experience and explores the potential interplay between surface and projected image.

Award-winning media artist Sohan Ariel Hayes (WA) and senior Martu artist Ngamaru Bidu (WA) will transform Bidu’s mesmerising paintings of the Martu’s fire burning regimes in the Western Desert into an absorbing three-dimensional painting. Her animated country will engulf viewers as it is projected onto the floor and walls of FAC’s Main Gallery, moving and blazing around them.

In FAC’s darkened hallway, leading contemporary artist Ella Barclay (NSW) will project onto vapour rising from a suspended tank. These mysterious, ghostly works speak of spectral encounters and point to the ethereal nature of digital data and the alchemic transformation of ideas into matter.

Perth-based musician and artist Sam Price, otherwise known as Naik, will use projection to map an intricate and pulsing environment onto a foam structure filling Gallery 3. This glowing, digitised landscape is interrupted by data glitches and distortions, as Price’s installation wrestles with notions of human perception and memory in the age of continual digital augmentation and reproduction.

This show has been curated by FAC’s Exhibitions and Special Projects Coordinator Erin Coates.

Image: Ella Barclay, Ebb, 2012-13, looped video, acrylic tank, water, mist, copper, electronics, 240 x 80 x 20 cm. Photo by Jamie North

Full details at https://www.fac.org.au/events/856/light-geist?pid=58

ALSO OPENING: Frank Norton: Painter and Collector

The City of Fremantle Art Collection presents an expansive retrospective exhibition which casts an eye into the extraordinary life of Frank Norton (1916-1983). A significant figure in the WA art scene, Norton was the first Official War Artist for the Royal Australian Navy and went on to become the Director of the Art Gallery of WA for 18 years (1958-1976).

Frank Norton: Painter and Collector will showcase examples of his renowned paintings, drawings and prints of maritime subjects, with a strong focus upon Fremantle.

Full details at https://www.fac.org.au/events/823/the-city-of-fremantle-art-collection-presents-frank-norton-painter-and-collector?pid=58
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By: Fremantle Arts Centre

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