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How Things Make You Feel

When

12 – 20 March 2020
Mondays, 8am - 3pm
Tuesday to Saturdays, 8am - 11pm
Sundays, 9am - 4pm

Where

St Heliers Street Gallery

Cost

Free

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Website

davidhelmers.com.au/

When

12 – 20 March 2020
Mondays, 8am - 3pm
Tuesday to Saturdays, 8am - 11pm
Sundays, 9am - 4pm

Where

St Heliers Street Gallery

Cost

Free

Follow

FacebookInstagram

Website

davidhelmers.com.au/

To respond to expediated looking that elicits presumptuous thinking, this body of work investigates how in taking the time to appreciate the specificity of things can provide space for new knowing.

In taking the opportunity to identify in response to how you feel, the artist examines the potential of experiencing things to counter representation and to present my voice by asking the viewer to respond instinctively and translate not what is seen but felt. In appreciating the enchanted vulnerability of my work I hope to articulate a space of respectful belonging.

About the Artist

David Helmers works in installations and in his recent body of work made in response to attending a residency in Japan for Master’s research, he explored the notion of enchanted vulnerability. As a gay man addressing stigma and stereotype, he encourages the active dispensing of presuppositions in creating space for experiences that foreground how we feel about things as a way of knowing.

Saturday 14 March (2-3 pm) David will conduct a one-hour demonstration of how he makes his work. The artist will be in the Gallery until 4pm.

Sunday 15 March (3-5 pm) the exhibition will be officially opened by Stephen Loo, Interdisciplinary Professor of Art & Design, the University of NSW.