The Counihan Gallery – FERAL SCIENCE | MITCHEL BRANNAN exhibition

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Opening remarks from Dr. Felicity Wilcox, Composer and Lecturer at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and Emma Benichou, Artist/Curator Gallerysmith Project Space

Natasha Dusenjko’s NEW FORMS compares ancient rituals of consulting oracles and interpreting symbols with finding meaning in contemporary art practice. FERAL SCIENCE by Mitchell Brannnan presents a facade of scientific enquiry using peculiar text, maps and charts that playfully challenge notions of fixed meaning.
Gallery Curator Victor Griss says “NEW FORMS and FERAL SCIENCE are both concerned with appraising our experience, expectations and the potentials of ‘reading’ visual culture. It is this idea of a ‘visual language’ that unites their two quite distinct art practices.  Where Mitchel Brannan appropriates scientific representations of recording the world, Natasha Dusenjko’s works evoke a shamanistic idea of understanding through form and symbol, both are object lessons in the accumulation of visual language and our endless search for meaning in things.” 
FERAL SCIENCE and NEW FORMS run until Sunday 9 November. Artist’s talks will accompany this exhibition on Saturday 25 October at 2.30 pm.

For media enquiries contact Victor Griss, Gallery Curator 9389 8623