Push to Reject is an installation that explores the social hierarchies within the art world.
Emphasis is put on equality and fair pay for artists, through the employment of everyday imagery and ironic wordplay.
The elongated rectangular form satires a gallery standard plinth for the display of artworks. This work endeavours to challenge conventional expectations, through the display of material objects within the “plinths” interior. To help reposition the way we value artists and the notion of art-making.
The insert coin signage alludes to an arcade machine era and invites an unconventional exchange with the viewer, who can place their spare change in the coin slot. This physical interaction places the power within the viewer's hands, to recognise the artists and acknowledge their time spent producing artworks.
Push to Reject (Installation detail), 2019, Installation: variable Plinth: 1.83m x 460 cm x 460 cm Step: 505 cm x 410 cm x 360 cm , acrylic, tape, readymade objects, MDF
Push to Reject, 2019, Installation variable , Vinyl
Push to Reject (Installation view), 2019, Installation: variable Plinth: 1.83m x 460 cm x 460 cm Step: 505 cm x 410 cm x 360 cm , acrylic, tape, readymade objects, MDF
Push to Reject, 2019, Installation variable , Vinyl, LED lights, MDF
W O M X N is a group visual art exhibition at Spectrum Project Space located on Edith Cowan University Mt Lawley campus. Involving female artists that are current students or alumni each creating work based on their experience of life as women using a range of materials and mediums.
The exhibitions' mission is to celebrate womanhood, coupled with the opportunity to critically explore gender roles, examine dominant societal attitudes and the notions of rigidity that surround them.
The opening night will be held on International Women’s' Day, with the intention of this significant day to be used as a platform to foster empowerment, encouragement and to promote the work of diverse artists.
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