Songs and Souls celebrates that which is known, but indescribable. Language struggles to represent our profound experiences in the transcendental and in music. The nature of art can be described through language but intuitive understanding cannot be explained, rather it is intrinsic, known without learning, without being told.
Our entire brain, the neural network, lights up when we listen to music, we listen to music with our muscles... we feel the music, both physically and emotionally. The heart is the site of our understanding. In Songs and Souls the objects that celebrate these experiences, the candles lit for an icon and the musical icon itself are intertwined, knotted together.
Courtesy of Anna Schwartz Gallery
Sydney artist Lauren Brincat has a Masters of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney. Her diverse works, spanning video to sculpture, can be found in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, MONA (the Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart), SCEGGS Redlands Collection, Sydney and the Chartwell Collection in Auckland. She has exhibited in Australia many times including over 10 solo shows and countless group exhibitions.
brass, wax, cotton
15 x 20 x 20 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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