Slash Panache: GALLOP WALLOP
Exhibition Opening: 5:30pm - 7:30pm 22 August 2017
Exhibition: 1 August 2017 - 22 August 2017
Slash Panache: GALLOP WALLOP is another instalment in an ongoing collaborative project between textile artist Louise Meuwissen and animation artist Milo Gluth. Their virtually hosted and theatrically installed embroidertations are a celebration of the overlaps between these distinct and notoriously laborious Crafts.
Presented by Lord Coconut for Craft Cubed 2017 Slash Panache: GALLOP WALLOP focuses upon the similarities of these seemingly disparate art forms, and celebrates the strength found in their differences. In a visual amalgamation of style, Gluth’s hand drawn and digitally generated animated renderings are comprised of imagery of Meuwissen’s textile and embroidered work.
These elements have been extensively edited – spliced, enlarged, replicated, synthesised – to produce imagery that is graceful and ugly, culminating in spectacular and horrific unified entities. Together they have created abstracted hybrid creatures that venture the planes of an alternative universe. These creatures are viewed from growing to galloping.
Note: A meet the maker event is being held on the date listed as the Opening date.
Slash Panache’s collaboration focuses upon the considerations of time and detail common to the crafts central to both artist’s practices. These elements are accentuated by repetition of movement and form in eternal feedback loops. Their pretty-ugly work explores potentials new technologies present in our engagement with the handmade as both creators and audience.
Milo Gluth is an accomplished Melbourne-based experimental animator, artist and videographer. He creates experimental and narrative driven animations that investigate ideas of a fragile and complex masculinity. Milo utilises analogue and digital technologies to combine abstract and grotesque images with soft and vulnerable characters.
Louise Meuwissen is a Melbourne based artist working in textiles, embroidery, sculpture and installation. Meuwissen’s practice utilises discarded objects linked to material and consumer culture to create intricate, ugly works. Through traditional women’s home craft techniques of sewing, beading and embroidery, the materials are reconstructed and slowly transformed into complex, grotesque forms.