Image: David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton, The world is full of holes, 2019. Wall sculpture, 40 x 40 x 30cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallery 9, Sydney.
The world is full of holes is an exhibition of sculptural models, each depicting a seemingly endless passageway. Familiar spaces that exist in everyday life, on screen, and in our dreams; fading to eternal black. These transitory spaces that are encountered as incidental and unremarkable in our daily lives, are magnified by the constructed nature of the mirrored scene to become imbued with meaning, conjuring feelings such as doubt, detachment and anxiety.
David Lawrey and Jaki Middleton‘s collaborative practice is heavily influenced by pre-cinematic optical illusions, traditional museum displays and theatrical magic. Central to their practice is a preoccupation with an in-between state: the twilight spaces between seeing and knowing, natural and supernatural, aspiration and action, life and death.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Wednesday 14 August 2019