EXPLORATION 17, 2017

ARTISTS Kate Banazi, Raymond Carter, Chelsea Gustaffson, Jay Kochel, Jimmy Langer, Anna Madeleine, Marie Mansfield, Holly Pearce, Ryan Pola, Michael Simms & Annie Simpson Barrie Flinders Lane Gallery presents our highly anticipated annual showcase of emerging and unsigned artists. Exploration was created to provide a platform for emerging artists to successfully exhibit their art within a commercial gallery context. Now in its 17th year, a tightly curated selection of artists practicing across a diverse range of media are...

Rollick & Romp, 2017

Rollick & Romp, 2017 pen on painted mountboard on dibond 1100 x 1100 mm each edition of 3 plus AP These drawn ‘air studies’ are based on the rocks found in Japanese karesansui – zen gardens – places designed for meditative contemplation. The drawings were initially derived from constructed karesansui stones made only from air and a mylar skin. 3-dimensional scans of these inflated forms were then created, modelled as a flattened mesh, and then drawn by a plotter, pen on board like phantasmic nets. Air operates elusively, always surrounding us yet only profoundly present when it is absent. In these drawings, air undergoes processes of translation, between forms and into the visible, a stone made from air. The machine drawings were presented in Exploration 17 at Flinders Lane Gallery and continue a series of experiments into reading...

Vagary, 2017

Vagary, 2017 pen on painted mountboard on dibond 2050 x 1600 mm each edition of 3 plus AP These drawn ‘air studies’ are based on the rocks found in Japanese karesansui – zen gardens – places designed for meditative contemplation. The drawings were initially derived from constructed karesansui stones made only from air and a mylar skin. 3-dimensional scans of these inflated forms were then created, modelled as a flattened mesh, and then drawn by a plotter, pen on board like phantasmic nets. Air operates elusively, always surrounding us yet only profoundly present when it is absent. In these drawings, air undergoes processes of translation, between forms and into the visible, a stone made from air. The machine drawings were presented in Exploration 17 at Flinders Lane Gallery and continue a series of experiments into reading...
Images of very small things, 2016

Images of very small things, 2016

Images of very small things series, 2016 machine drawing, pen on 220gsm Dessin 594 x 420 mm each edition of 10 + AP PHOTOGRAPHY Brenton McGeachie   EXHIBITIONS No feeling whatsoever, 2016 These drawings explore scale and time through a singular output of pen to paper using a small plotter. These drawings are all rendered circles, converted from constructed and found images. Each image represents a form that is 1,000-10,000 times magnified. Each dot on the page representing hundreds of the represented image, each image with up to 50,000 dots.   The Images of very small things series are redistributed under Creative Commons licensing. Original attributions including these derivative SVG files are free for use under the same licensing regime. Find the attributions HERE along with the original and adapted files....
Hidden Persuaders series, 2014

Hidden Persuaders series, 2014

Hidden Persuaders series, 2014 machine drawing, pigment marker on 220gsm Dessin 594 x 420 mm each, edition of 10 + AP Sex Pheromone: Female Hamster 48,725 objects, path length: 87,437.73 mm Sex Pheromone: Staphylococcus aureus Mu50 (“Golden Staph”) 47,824 objects, path length: 116,061.93 mm Insulinotropic Incretin Hormone (2L70) 40,524 objects, path length: 75,742.79 mm Progesterone 48,172 objects, path length: 65,381.19 mm Testosterone 48,218 objects, path length: 63,114.92 mm Estrogen E3 (Estriol) 48,595 objects, path length: 62,118.79 mm PHOTOGRAPHY Brenton McGeachie EXHIBITIONS No feeling whatsoever, 2016 Vice-Chancellor’s College Visiting Artist Fellows Scheme (VCCAFS), 2013 Vice Chancellor’s College Visiting Artist Fellows Scheme Australian National University, Canberra Working in collaboration with Dr Russell A Barrow, Organic Chemistry of Natural Systems, Research School of Chemistry, and Dr Tim Brook in the School of Computer Science, Kochel’s project researches smell as an aesthetic marker. The research investigates what potential exists for the extraction of smells, and the re-experiencing from the original context, but also the gathering of scent data through gas chromatographic and mass spectrographic analysis. The latter forms of data might be realised through programmed translations into 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional forms. Through the use of computer aided design technology (CAD), objects might be produced through rapid prototype technologies, and drawings will be produced through a plotter printer. Considerations of coding and coded behaviour—at the molecular, biological and affective scales of perception— influence strategies of representation and translation.   Anthea Callen Professor of Art (Practice-led Research) ANU CASS School of Art March...
Smoking Mirror, 2012

Smoking Mirror, 2012

Smoking Mirror, 2012 hair, bitumen, polyurethane, polyester resin, timber, webcam, code, computer dimensions variable All images: Brenton McGeachie Exhibited as part of the exhibition Exact Fantasies,...
Séance, 2012

Séance, 2012

Séance, 2012 timber, copper, hair, polyurethane, Shellac, glass vessel, found and altered table, magnets, brass, steel, electronic components, custom programming, transducer 170 x 255 x 275 cm All images: Brenton McGeachie Exhibited as part of the exhibition Exact...
Votives for Little Hans, 2012

Votives for Little Hans, 2012

Votives for Little Hans, 2012 wax, polyurethane, epoxy resin, fabric, timber, shellac, copper 255 x 255 x 130 cm All images: Brenton McGeachie Exhibited as part of the exhibition Exact...
Jugum Trumpets, 2012

Jugum Trumpets, 2012

Jugum Trumpets, 2012 epoxy resin, sequin pins, shellac, Jewel Beetle wings, jute, timber, salt, ammonia, Prussian blue, bitumen 150 x 320 x 60 cm PHOTOGRAPHY Brenton McGeachie EXHIBITIONS SOA PRO, 2016 Exact Fantasies,...
The Wishful, 2010

The Wishful, 2010

The Wishful, 2010. wax, bronze, Mother’s table. dimensions variable. All images: Brenton McGeachie Exhibited as part of the exhibition Accursed Gilded...