Moana Project Space is an artist-run initiative in the heart of the Perth CBD showcasing innovative contemporary practice on a national scale since 2012.
opening night June 2
Jun 3 - 25.
Beside Myself is an exhibition of 108 A4 drawings completed between 2014 and 2017 by Perth-based artist Gemma Watson. Watson’s ‘archive’ processes tropes of pop-cultural nostalgia, google-image body horror and psychological agitation through automatic drawing and writing, collage, scrapbooking and printmedia. This loose map of connections between The Simpsons, sticker collections, modernist painting, nervous doodling, pareidolia and emotive projection is juxtaposed with small anthropomorphic sculptures that frame the gallery as a public ‘interior’. Beside Myself proposes an analogue between masses of production, representation and bodies, asking what kinds of self-expression and collective identification are possible when those masses are irrepressible.
Gemma Watson, Base Teratoma (detail), 2016, acrylic and stickers on paper, 29.7 x 21cm