Sophie Westerman and Jaime Powell Create/CancelOpening: Wednesday 2 July, 6-8pm Dates: 2 – 19 July 2014
‘Create/Cancel’ will present a collaborative work between Sophie Westerman and Jaime Powell. The artists met while at the VCA, completing a Bachelor of Fine Art in 2011. Recognising the potential of collaboration, they explore of their opposing impulses as they experiment with the evolution of an object through the creative process.
In their own practices, they perform actions that are conflicting to each other. Sophie creates an image by the process of mental and material elimination until the element essential to the image is reached. Jaime uses the process of layering information over and over to distort and deflect meaning.
A mark made in printmaking is indelible. The act of erasure is either through destruction or addition. However, the act of obliterating meaning does not have to be rebellious or antagonistic. This exhibition of lithographs has been created through actions that seek to validate both addition and erasure as deliberate and legitimate marks.