By Virtue of Nothing at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

A multi-media installation by Jasmin Vrachas and Linda Seiffert is the next exhibition to feature at Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery.

By Virtue of Nothing consists of video, sculpture and painting. It explores elements of Taoism and the interplay between two artistic practices - one from the urban inner west, and the other from the idyllic Blue Mountains.

Vrachas and Seiffert have re-organised and recontextualised various readymade, natural, discarded and unused materials to create an environment that hovers between the imaginary and the real, the man-made and the natural.

“We have focused on the act of creating and the journey of discovery that unfolds,” Linda Seiffert said.

“[We have been enjoying the tactile nature] and interaction of different materials, and the freedom in playing and experimenting which allows things to develop that we didn’t anticipate,” she said.

The exhibition is inspired by both the “wilderness of the Blue Mountains” and “contemporary female artists with multi-disciplinary practices,” Seiffert said.

“The philosophy behind the Arte Povera movement from the late 60’s also informs our current work.

“We hope that the audience will take time to reflect on and draw their own meaning from the work.

“Making work for this exhibition has provided us with the opportunity to collaborate and explore different sites and materials. We plan to continue exploring this collaborative process to develop new work with other artists,” Seiffert said.

By Virtue of Nothing is at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street Camperdown, Thursday 22 September – Sunday 2 October, 11am – 6pm (Tuesday to Sunday).

Exhibition opening is Wednesday 21 September, 6 - 8pm.

For a print quality image, contact the Communication team. For an interview with the artist, contact Linda Seiffert or 0410 261 570.

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