Image Credit: Nik Pantazopoulos, to unfurl IV, 2017 pigment print, Tasmanian oak, acrylic paint, perspex, grey enamel dibond, 180 x 80 x 6 cm (x 3), courtesy of the artist and Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art, Melbourne
GREAT MOVEMENTS OF FEELING
14 November 2020 – 14 February 2021
Gallery 1 & 2
‘Great Movements of Feeling’, explores emotion as a cognitive and bodily force. The exhibition considers emotion through a personal and historical lens; as a force that occurs between people, concepts and objects.
The structure of the exhibition brings together the two historical ‘camps’ of emotion theory: emotion as primarily tied to bodily sensations, and emotion as thought. The works in this exhibition inhabit facets of emotion congealing at different points on this spectrum: sometimes weighted towards a bodily sensation, at other times towards a cognitive judgment – or somewhere in between.
The artists wrestle with ideas of emotion, of content that is loaded with feeling, and at times where emotion might sit within art practice, touching on ethical, aesthetic, social, and the spiritual dimensions.
Featuring artwork by Megan Cope (Quandamooka), Helen Grogan (Australia), Nik Pantazopoulos (Australia), Stuart Ringholt (Australia), Sriwhana Spong (New Zealand /United Kingdom) and Sue Williamson (South Africa).
Great Movements of Feeling is presented by Latrobe Regional Gallery in partnership with National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria.