LIVE LANES TEMPORARY PUBLIC ART COMMISSION, SYDNEY CBD, 2008-2009

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A Peloton project / group exhibition curated by Claire Taylor and commissioned by the City of Sydney for Live Lanes - By George! part of Art & About 2008

4 October 2008 - 31 January 2009

This group exhibition presented works by four artists closely associated with Peloton for the City of Sydney's thirty lightboxes in Albion Place. Curated by Claire Taylor, the exhibition included Lisa Andrew's Seven, Julia Davis' In Transit, Lisa Jones' Body Maps, and Michele Zarro's installation Psychometry in the western half of the laneway. The artworks reflect on different aspects of how places such as Albion Place function within the city centre, particularly as transitory spaces that we pass through.

This exhibition used the City of Sydney's lightboxes in Albion Place and was set against the existing mural spanning the laneway.

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Working with the metaphor of the city as a living body, Lisa Jones' Body Maps series overlaid tracings of city transport maps with imaging of interior structures of the human body, transformed by repetition and reflection into beautiful, ornate layers.

Lisa Jones, "Body Maps", 2008

Lisa Jones, Body Maps, 2008. Installation view of series of lightboxes. Photo: Richard Glover.

Lisa Jones "Body Maps", 2008

Lisa Jones, Body Maps, 2008. Installation view of series of lightboxes. Photo: Richard Glover.

 

Julia Davis' work explores the viewer's reading of space and how it underpins our sense of self and place. For In Transit the artist used mirrored acrylic rings within the lightboxes to reflect fractured, tunnel-like, multiplied images of passers-by and their environment.

Julia Davis, "In Transit", 2008

Julia Davis, detail from In Transit, 2008. Photo: Greyspace.

Julia Davis, "In Transit", 2008

Julia Davis, detail from In Transit, 2008. Photo: Greyspace.

 

Michele Zarro works primarily with found materials and objects, bringing them into dialogue with an expanded field of painting. In Psychometry, she treated the lightboxes as found objects rather than as containers for displaying images. With a number of horizontal bands of monochrome colour, the artist created an interplay of lines across the space: running intermittently between the lightboxes and extending beyond them, as well as creating a dialogue with the existing mural.

Michele Zarro, "Psychometry", 2008

Michele Zarro, Psychometry, 2008. Detail. Photo: Greyspace.

Michele Zarro, "Psychometry", 2008

Michele Zarro, Psychometry, 2008. Detail. Photo: Greyspace.

Michele Zarro, "Psychometry", 2008

Michele Zarro, Psychometry, 2008. Installation view. Photo: Greyspace.

 

Lisa Andrew's Seven was a series of portraits drawn from a broad range of subjects - some architectural portraits, others based on images of strong characters in films, literature and the media - which held a tension between anonymity and familiarity.

Lisa Andrew, "Seven", 2008

Lisa Andrew, lightbox detail from Seven, 2008. Photo: Greyspace.

Lisa Andrew, "Seven", 2008

Lisa Andrew, lightbox detail from Seven, 2008. Photo: Greyspace.

Lisa Andrew, "Seven", 2008

Lisa Andrew, lightbox detail from Seven, 2008. Photo: Greyspace.

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