After a busy start to the year and a season of winter hibernation, the Lamppost Gallery team emerges with an exciting program of events for the rest of 2016, starting with its current exhibition, Set Free.
This is the latest offering from multi-media artist Wendy JordanPelz, whose show at Lamppost explores the synchronicity of spirituality and art-making processes. Emerging from a practice that comprises painting, video and macroscopic photography, this new selection of Wendy’s artwork uses colour, scale, texture and random paint application techniques to investigate ideas of temporality, emergence and creativity that mirror spiritual experience. The paintings themselves become remnants of the artist’s act of worship, inviting the viewer into their own intuitive perception of what is art and God.
Wendy is a Melbourne-based artist whose painting and video works have been exhibited in group shows throughout Victoria, NSW, Tasmania and, most recently, in her first major solo show at Cube 37 in Frankston. Wendy was a finalist in Chapman & Bailey Gallery’s 2015 Belle Arti Prize and in Gallery Smith’s 2014 MCollection Art Award. She holds an MFA from RMIT and is currently Head of Art at Flinders Christian Community College (Carrum Downs).
Set Free is currently on show at Mt Eliza’s Lamppost Gallery until September 25. A Byzantine icon writing workshop and open art card competition are also ahead on Lamppost’s program for 2016, offering inspiration and opportunities for creative thought and art-making to all who visit. Lamppost Gallery is located in the foyer of St James the Less Church, Mt Eliza, and is open Wednesday-Friday 11am-3pm and Saturday-Sunday 1-4pm.
For more details about exhibiting artists and coming events, find Lamppost Gallery on Facebook or go to mteliza.melbourneanglican.org.au/lamppost-gallery