Firstdraft Gallery

Jai McKenzie, Superstructure, 2010 (detail)

Jai McKenzie, Superstructure, 2010 (detail)

Firstdraft – one of Sydney’s many successful artist-run, not for profit, gallery spaces – is currently divided into four gallery spaces. On exhibition are Barbara Knezevic, Kirra Jamison, Giselle Stanborough and Jai McKenzie.

Each artist is using their space independently of one another and the result is four wonderful exhibitions of varying mediums.

In gallery four is Jai McKenize, an artist whose practice engages with light, space and time. Interested in contemporary experiences of technology, her work explores this experiential theme in a variety of media – from installations and sculptures, to film and photographs. The work in this exhibition, Superstructure, further explores these notions by looking at specific mid-twentieth century architectural concepts.

As McKenzie explains in her artist statement, “Buckminster Fuller and Superstudio proposed the unrealized construction of large circumscribing forms intended to encase or disrupt urban spaces to enable holistic systems for living, connection, and growth”. Superstructure is a site specific installation which borrows from and refers to this notion through its form, while at the same time, conceptually, it asks the viewers to consider the role of space, time and technologies in our contemporary social organisation.

Super structure is on exhibition alongside In pursuit of a state of uncertainty (Knezevic), Surrender Star (Jamison), and Space Exploration (Stanborough).

Until Sunday 26 September 2010. 116-118 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, NSW.

Artist talks will take place on Sunday 26 September from 4pm.

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  1. By Artists Profile on Firstdraft Gallery | Jai McKenzie on September 22, 2010 at 10:02 am

    […] thanks to Owen Craven at Artist Profile for posting about the Firstdraft show; you can read it here. The exhibitions end this Sunday 26 September with artists talks from 4pm. It’s a great […]

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