Paper Mountain is a Perth based artist run initiative with a gallery, co-working space (The Common Room) and studios, located in the heart of Northbridge, WA.
MICHAEL JALARU TORRES
4 – 21 NOVEMBER
Building on a successful debut solo exhibition, Broom-based Indigenous artist Michael Jalaru Torres presents Scar II. This intimate series of photographic works showcases modern and traditional stories of the connection between people, the country, and the past.
Capturing the vibrant colours of the landscape and the raw emotion of his people, Michael explores Australia’s first peoples’ language of design, oral histories, and legacy of trauma and loss. His images incorporate line-work and patterns which reflect traditional lore and practices of marking the landscape, objects and the skin. Today new markings are made with inks, pigments, metal and digital code. This reveals the contemporary life of first peoples in the new global connected world. Michael’s images tell a powerful story of the scars which mark people and the land. The exhibition is about getting under the surface, scraping away the layers to get to the story.
Michael Jalaru Torres
TAPAN KUMAR MOHARANA
7 TO 23 DECEMBER
Indian artist Tapan Kumar Moharana’s practice engages with the tangible material world in which we live. Hailing from India, Tapan’s work is informed by his domestic environment, while the forms he designs resonate across cultures, formed from both organic and engineered structures.
His exhibition The Cube features sculptures composed of leaves, branches, twine, clay and stone, as well as concrete and iron. Tapan’s sculptural practice engages with the tangible world in which we live – both within the domestic realm of organic materials, and the realm of industrial by-products. He works to create a coherent structure out of these materials, representing them for further visual contemplation. His exhibition with Paper Mountain is his first show outside of India, and is supported by Curtin University’s Artist-in-Residence program.
Tapan Kumar Moharana, The Cube