Boundary Yasmin Smith and Kenzee Patterson
LOCKSMITH Directors show
Locksmith is situated at number 6 Botany Road, Alexandria. Over the years, the space housing the current gallery has had many incarnations. It has been a hairdresser, a real estate agent, and a second hand furniture shop.
Locksmith Project Space has been directed by five people and has been a home to six. It has been the base for a publication, Locksmith Project, and has been host to Space Habit, a monthly experimental music night.
In 2010 Locksmith was invited to participate in Structural Integrity, a keynote project of Nextwave Festival, Melbourne.
This year, Locksmith will be presenting Boundary at MOP. This exhibition will be a combined effort between Yasmin Smith and Kenzee Patterson, two current directors of Locksmith. Smith and Patterson will use their experiences of running an artist-run space and living and working in the Redfern area to create an assortment of new participatory and sculptural works.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Michael Dagostino, A comfort to start at the end (detail), 2011
mould, coffee grounds and cornflour on Coke Zero can
Courtesy of the artist
GALLERY 2 Next to God Michael Dagostino & Marian Abboud
Marian Abboud and Michael Dagostino use everyday materials and discourse to create mystic narratives filled with home truths. Truths leak off the edge of the snail’s hairy back as a group of boys wanting to do nothing but squish and I can only speak for myself but we all feel that something must be done to alleviate the pressure from the morning sky. Why won’t the hairy potter ever leave us alone to do what’s right and change the world from the inside? Not that there is anything wrong with it anyway, or at least that’s what I am told through the megaphone. It was yesterday we had to clean up the last of the Chinese made treats, but there was so many left that they became fodder for neighbour's God to use as sacrifice. All we can do now is spin, spin, spin and remember to forget.
Marian and Michael are Western Sydney based artists who use sculpture, video and performance to explore the aesthetic of home. Homes have functions that are banal and unseen but have complex imperatives and contradictions which the artists showcase in Next to God. Michael and Marian use objects found around the home to channel these narratives that resinate between the walls. Michael and Marian have been practising for the past 15 years and have been included in local, national and international exhibitions.