Saturday 18 March, 4pm – 6pm
Through the merging of sculpture and painting, this site-specific installation is an exploration of three-dimensional forms and their relationship to space.
With the use of perspective and viewer interaction, Renee Kire introduces a new way of observing and understanding – promoting inquiry through fragmentation of knowledge.
The viewer is a vital part of this work, as they are required to adapt to their surroundings.
This exhibition is viewable 24-hours via our Window Gallery in Factory Lane.
“The viewer is a vital part of the work, as the work cannot be completed without physically inhabiting the space it occupies and adapting to your surroundings.”- Renee Kire
Image: Lorissa Toweel
Renee Kire is a Meanjin/Brisbane based artist and a graduate from the Queensland College of Arts, where she recently completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours). Working across both sculpture and installation, Kire’s practice responds to the historical feminine and masculine dichotomy within visual arts by occupying space in untraditional ways.
Often feminizing harsh geometric forms through patternation, adaptability, and evidence of the handmade; she uses material investigation to reject the static qualities of conventional sculpture, resulting in the creation of unstable configurations with a touch of femininity.
By referencing overlooked figures from art history, particularly women from the Minimalist movement, she aims to emphasize the historical gender gap in the art world. This context is important in her work, reflecting an interest in modern composition, architecture, and minimalism in a way that embraces flexibility and responsiveness to one’s surroundings.