The Age Review: The Otolith Group, Xenogenesis
Buxton Contemporary’s current exhibition, The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis, has been featured in a round-up of ‘the best of gallery offerings’. Tiarney Miekus writes in The Age article,
The most captivating video, Sovereign Sisters, 2014, appears as a ghostly hologram of women in flight around a rotating orb: it’s a hauntingly ambivalent scene of global connection. Installed with a sci-fi aesthetic, the exhibition’s underlying premise feels like the strongest point: in an alienating world, the only tenable position for introspection is the alien itself.
Image: Installation view, The Otolith Group: , Buxton Contemporary, The University of Melbourne 2020, with 2014 (detail), Courtesy of the Otolith Group, © the artists, photography Christian Capurro
Unfinished Business: The Art of Gordon Bennett is the first large-scale exhibition of Buxton Contemporary Collection artist Gordon Bennett’s work and features 200 artworks ranging from installation and sculptural assemblage to painting, drawing, video and ceramics.
Buxton Contemporary Collection artists Louise Weaver and Stephan Bram are included in A shining light, an exhibition of new works acquired by Geelong Gallery over the past year. The exhibition takes its title from a 1986 song The shining path by British group Shriekback, and the song's opening lines resonate in this uncertain times: ‘We had lived a blessed time but we knew nothing’.