exhibition: Lawrence Wallen – On Topographies

Lawrence Wallen – On Topographies

Showing at: Kensington Contemporary

From 13-07-2017 until 06-08-2017


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Prof. Dr. Lawrence Wallen’s ‘On Topographies’
Opening Reception Thursday 13 July, 6- 8pm

Exhibition 13 July – 6 August

Kensington Contemporary is thrilled to welcome our fourth installment of innovative and transcendent works from our friends at the School of Design at The University of Technology, Sydney. President of the Chippendale Creative Precinct and Director of Kensington Contemporary Nicky Ginsberg is honored to announce that Head of School, Prof. Dr. Lawrence Wallen, will exhibit a series of drawings inspired by islands entitled ‘On Topographies’.

‘On Topographies’ is a collection of works realised on paper in a concertina format using ink, graphite and tempera. Five works relate to the topography of Mount Subasio in Umbria, Italy, and three relate to the topography of 49 remote islands. The 23 individual drawings per book fold out to a drawing with a size of 299 cm x 21 cm.

The installation operates between the tension of the imagined landscape of the remote islands and the complex fractured landscape in the natural and built areas around Mount Subasio, on whose slopes lie the historic towns of Assisi and Spello. Through the drawings and their fragile representation, the possibility of comprehending the relationship between the material landscapes and the immaterial and invisible spiritual, psychological and intellectual landscapes created through the artist’s gaze open up.

Lawrence Wallen’s practice manifests itself in the form of writing, drawings, moving images, scenography and photography. Lawrence exhibits internationally and over the past 4 years has had studio residencies in Greece, Berlin, Assisi and most recently as Bogliasco Fellow in Liguria ,Italy. Lawrence first monograph ‘The model as performance’ will be published by Bloomsbury in late 2017 (co-authored with Thea Brejzek), it discusses the world making and epistemic function of the scale model in theatre and architecture.

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