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31 January – 28 February, 2015 Opening: 31 January, 4-7 PM “Language Face” Gabriel Curtin, Hana Earles, Briony Galligan,
Constantina Iacovou, Natasha Madden,
Nell Pearson, Dan Peterse, Nick Ryrie
Curated by Helen Johnson

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Minerva Offsite:
Ground floor, 33 Guildford Lane,
VIC 3000, Melbourne, Australia
Wed–Sat, 12-5 PM

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This exhibition brings together a group of young Melbourne-based artists, each of whom approaches their art practice with a sense of gentleness and a depth of enquiry. Having worked with each of these artists during the course of their time at art school (some are recent graduates, others still studying) I see a common thread in their practices insofar as they each put processes into place that enable them to interrogate their materials, immerse themselves in problems to be worked through intuitively, or find new means to engage with the world.
— Helen Johnson, Curator, 2015

Documentation:

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″ curated by Helen Johnson, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″ curated by Helen Johnson, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″ curated by Helen Johnson, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Briony Galligan, “Double nose painting”, 2015, video still, digital video, 3 minutes and 52 seconds

Briony Galligan, “Double nose painting”, 2015, video still, digital video, 3 minutes and 52 seconds

Briony Galligan, “Double nose painting”, 2015, video still, digital video, 3 minutes and 52 seconds

Briony Galligan, “Double nose painting”, 2015, video still, digital video, 3 minutes and 52 seconds

Briony Galligan, “Double nose painting”, 2015, video still, digital video, 3 minutes and 52 seconds

Briony Galligan, “Double nose painting”, 2015, video still, digital video, 3 minutes and 52 seconds

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Hana Earles, “its my life”, 2015, massage chair, hot water bottle, hot water bottle jumper, laptop, 500 × 620 × 450 mm

Hana Earles, “its my life”, 2015, massage chair, hot water bottle, hot water bottle jumper, laptop, 500 × 620 × 450 mm

Hana Earles, ”How dry does my writing have to be?”, 2015, video still, single channel HD video

Hana Earles, ”How dry does my writing have to be?”, 2015, video still, single channel HD video

Hana Earles, ”How dry does my writing have to be?”, 2015, video still, single channel HD video

Hana Earles, ”How dry does my writing have to be?”, 2015, video still, single channel HD video

Hana Earles, ”How dry does my writing have to be?”, 2015, video still, single channel HD video

Hana Earles, ”How dry does my writing have to be?”, 2015, video still, single channel HD video

Dan Petersen, “OPENINGHOURS”, 2015, glass, wood, vinyl, 900 × 500 × 150 mm

Dan Petersen, “OPENINGHOURS”, 2015, glass, wood, vinyl, 900 × 500 × 150 mm

Nell Pearson, “Toot”, 2015, oil on canvas, 350 x 450 mm

Nell Pearson, “Toot”, 2015, oil on canvas, 350 × 450 mm

Nick Ryrie, “SF”, 2015, acrylic on MDF, 900 × 1200 mm

Nick Ryrie, “SF”, 2015, acrylic on MDF, 900 × 1200 mm

Nick Ryrie, “SF” (detail), 2015, acrylic on MDF, 900 × 1200 mm

Nick Ryrie, “SF” (detail), 2015, acrylic on MDF, 900 × 1200 mm

Tash Madden, “Fabric Tag Painting”, 2014, found tag, love-heart pin, dimensions variable, “Tiny Painting”, 2014, paint made from flowers on cotton, 30 × 40mm

Tash Madden, “Fabric Tag Painting”, 2014, found tag, love-heart pin, dimensions variable. Tash Madden, “Tiny Painting”, 2014, paint made from flowers on cotton, 30 × 40 mm

Gabriel Curtin, “Public Fug”, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 840 x 840 mm

Gabriel Curtin, “Public Fug”, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 840 × 840 mm

Nell Pearson, “Grapefruit Patio”, 2015, oil on wood, 610 x 580 mm

Nell Pearson, “Grapefruit Patio”, 2015, oil on wood, 610 × 580 mm

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Tash Madden, “Grey Painting”, 2014, oil on tablecloth, board, dimensions variable

Tash Madden, “Grey Painting”, 2014, oil on tablecloth, board, dimensions variable

Tash Madden, “Jumper Linen Painting”, 2014, wool lint on contact paper, 40 × 60 mm

Tash Madden, “Jumper Linen Painting”, 2014, wool lint on contact paper, 40 × 60 mm. Tash Madden, “Green Painting”, 2014, oil paint, dust, sweater patch, cotton, dimensions variable

Constantina Iacovou, ”The Deal”, 2014, video still, single channel HD video, 7 minutes

Constantina Iacovou, ”The Deal”, 2014, video still, single channel HD video, 7 minutes

Constantina Iacovou, ”The Deal”, 2014, video still, single channel HD video, 7 minutes

Constantina Iacovou, ”The Deal”, 2014, video still, single channel HD video, 7 minutes

Constantina Iacovou, ”The Deal”, 2014, video still, single channel HD video, 7 minutes

Constantina Iacovou, ”The Deal”, 2014, video still, single channel HD video, 7 minutes

Constantina Iacovou, “Luck”, 2014, matches, 60 × 10 × 4 mm

Constantina Iacovou, “Luck”, 2014, matches, 60 × 10 × 4 mm

Hana Earles, “Ultimate Swayed”, 2015, book, pantyhose, wood, brackets, 310 × 200 × 120 mm

Hana Earles, “Ultimate Swayed”, 2015, book, pantyhose, wood, brackets, 310 × 200 × 120 mm

Gabriel Curtin, “Rosary Beads to Novelty Chickpeas”, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 450 x 600 mm

Gabriel Curtin, “Rosary Beads to Novelty Chickpeas”, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 450 × 600 mm

Nell Pearson, “Spill the Beans”, 2015, oil on canvas, 200 x 260 mm

Nell Pearson, “Spill the Beans”, 2015, oil on canvas, 200 × 260 mm

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″ curated by Helen Johnson, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015

Minerva Offsite, “Language Face″ curated by Helen Johnson, installation view, 33 Guildford Lane, Melbourne, 31 January – 28 February, 2015