My work As we melted into each other... expresses a feeling, a bodily sensation of desire, of giving into and of hovering in-between those two emotions. In working with materials that embody the process of transmutation such as molten glass, coal and steel, a type of performance takes place close to the furnace, at the welding bay and inside my body. A ritual, that opens up a space where realities can shift. This work slumps biomorphic glass impregnated with coal and steel filings that were drilled from its particular metal plate over a thick steel vertical form.
Courtesy of Artereal Gallery
Stevie Fieldsend studied glass at Sydney College of the Arts and recently completed both a Master of Fine Art and a Master of Studio Arts at Sydney College of the Arts. She has participated in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of numerous art prizes including the Scenic World Staff Choice Award Sculpture at Scenic World (2015), the Rookwood Necropolis Sculpture Award (2013) and Sculpture in the Vineyards (2012). Fieldsend has been a finalist of numerous prestigious prizes including the NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) presented by Artspace and Arts NSW (2015), Redlands Konika Minolta Art Prize (2015), Blake Prize (2013), and Willoughby Sculpture Prize (2013).
Fieldsend’s work has been presented at Sydney Contemporary, Melbourne Art Fair and Art Central Hong Kong and included in curated group exhibitions at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Moreton Bay Regional Gallery, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Cessnock Regional Art Gallery and Campbelltown Regional Art Gallery.
In 2017 Fieldsend, exhibited at Dominik Mersch and presented her third solo presentation of works at Artereal Gallery in Sydney. She is currently collaborating on a work with Mikala Dwyer. Her work has been collected by Artbank and Macquarie Group Collections.
glass, metal filings, steel plate
47 x 15 x 28 cm
Judges of the 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Djon Mundine OAM (Curator, Writer, Artist and Activist), Roslyn Oxley OAM (Gallerist and arts benefactor) and Alexie Glass-Kantor (Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney and Curator, Encounters, Art Basel | Hong Kong).
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