A Complicating Structure
20 March - 31 March 2019
Opening 6-8pm Wednesday March 20
A Complicating Structure explores the perceptual experience of navigation through urban environments. Odlum recently returned to Sydney after a stint living in New York City. Drawing together works made in each of these places, the exhibition reflects on the experience of learning to navigate in a city that is new, and the contrasting experience of returning to a city that is familiar but finding that your perception of it has changed.
Abstracting aesthetics and materials from city streets, these works create a shifting set of visual relationships that alter in relation to the audience’s position in the gallery space. Foregrounding the effect of motion on visual perception, the exhibition as a whole reflects upon the constant and temporally extended perceptual exchange that occurs between the body and the city during the act of navigation.
This exhibition was part of Art Month 2019
All images courtesy of Document Photography.