Friday, 14 December 2018

Alicia Van Rhijn

A Sense of Being
gallerysmith Project Space

29 November - 8 December 2018

A substantial exhibition from this artist who complete 1st year ceramics at RMIT and in 2018, 2nd year ceramics at the National Art School, NSW. Evocative titles allude to personal events, memories, doubts and aphorism. Alichia's phenomenological investigations uses the vessel as a physical carrier of meaning. This surface is punctuated with small, whimsical objects that read as calligraphy or hieroglyphics, understood only by the artist but hint at a subconscious language. 

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There's No Leaving Now, 2018, earthenware, porcelain, stoneware, oxides

Self Portrait (Open Book), 2018 terracotta

Ghost (love stain) & Escape (So Long and Far Away)

Only a Broken Light & All the Little Lights

The discipline of phenomenology may be defined initially as the study of structures of experience, or consciousness. Literally, phenomenology is the study of “phenomena”: appearances of things, or things as they appear in our experience, or the ways we experience things, thus the meanings things have in our experience. Phenomenology studies conscious experience as experienced from the subjective or first person point of view. This field of philosophy is then to be distinguished from, and related to, the other main fields of philosophy: ontology (the study of being or what is), epistemology (the study of knowledge), logic (the study of valid reasoning), ethics (the study of right and wrong action), etc.

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