Words: Rose of Sharon Leake
Having worked collaboratively since 2001, artists Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro are internationally renowned for their playful, readymade assemblages exploring life and all its tribulations. N.Smith Gallery, Eora/Sydney has today announced its representation of the duo, noting their debut show at the gallery will take place in late 2022.
Material exploration is key to Healy and Cordeiro’s practice, with preferred materials often including Lego, Ikea furniture, car and aircraft parts, dinosaur bones, and reconfigured architectural structures. With humour and a concern for the history of art, the artists deconstruct and reinvent found and prefabricated objects in an attempt to transform their function and value.
The duo’s installation Life Span was included in Australia’s representation at the 53rd Venice Biennale, and they have been included in the Auckland Triennial, the Australian Biennial of Art (2018), Oku-Noto Triennale, Japan (2021). Recent solo exhibitions include Post-Haste (2021-22), Blue Mountains Cultural Centre; Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro (2012-13), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and UQ Art Museum, Brisbane; Are we there Yet? (2011), Corcoran Gallery, Washington DC; REMS at La bf15 (2009), Lyon; The Paper Trail (2007), Art Gallery of New South Wales; and flatpack (2006) Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin.
Collectors can join Healy and Cordeiro’s preview list here.
This article was posted 20 April 2022.
Image: artist duo Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro. Courtesy: the artists and N.Smith Gallery, Sydney.