HOLDING IT TOGETHER
8 - 24 November 2019
The forms in this exhibition are not finished objects; they are seemingly fragmented from a larger structure, waiting to assist in the construction of an architectural site, or to slot together to make a mould. Scaffolding, a cast wax fence and plaster moulds are presented as though in progress – held up and together with provisional wires, ties and spindly supports.
These objects are all peripheral to something central – a building; a solid form. They are both a part of and apart from this form. Holding it together prompts a consideration of the discourse between objects and bodies in space, and the connections between things. These structures never exist alone; they are always in relation to one another, providing support in the construction of a something larger than themselves.
Brigit Ryan is a Melbourne-based artist working across multiple media. She holds a Masters in Fine Art from VCA and has exhibited regularly with interstate ARIs including Bus Projects, Westspace and Kings Artist Run.
Documentation by Charlie Hillhouse