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The Acme Project Space ran from June 2009 to December 2015. It provided an opportunity for those artists who are part of our Residency & Awards Programme and our International Residencies Programme with a public space within which to develop projects, show new work and engage in a critical dialogue with a wider audience.

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Tiffany Parbs and Greg Fullerton

‘Gloss’ 14.2.2013 - 17.2.2013

 
'precious' 2009. 24kt gold, lipstick compound, 340 x 475 x 35mm, photography by Terence Bogue
'precious' 2009. 24kt gold, lipstick compound, 340 x 475 x 35mm, photography by Terence Bogue
'Gloss' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2013)
'Gloss' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2013)
'Gloss' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2013)
'Gloss' at the Acme Project Space. Photo: Acme Studios (2013)
 
 

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15 February to 17 February
1pm to 6pm
Private View: Thursday 14th, 6pm to 9pm

Gloss is the application of a superficial lustre or shine, a glaze to create a false or deceptively good appearance, the thin veneer of truth masking the reality of what lies beneath. An exhibition in two acts, Gloss represents a monochromatic response to idealised concepts of preciousness and beauty, using sculpture, photography and lustre to highlight an alternate view of inherent value and worth of the familiar. As part of Gloss, Tiffany Parbs documents a series of alchemical propositions within an intimate landscape, suggesting ways the body can be affected and garnished using superficial embellishment. Conversely, Greg Fullerton’s focus arises from collective memory and actual physical presence, presenting a series of minimal sculptural objects & paintings that allude to mythologies and mystique, referencing art historical context from the perspective of naïve conceptualism.

Both artists are responding to the underlying premise of the exhibition to elevate the status of the everyday and commonplace, an opportunity to engage with surroundings and materials with more immediacy and playfulness. Greg Fullerton & Tiffany Parbs are practicing artists based in Melbourne Australia and have exhibited widely nationally and internationally.

Gloss represents the completion of Tiffany Parbs' Australia Council for the Arts London Studio residency, as part of the Acme Studios International Residencies Programme. Her work can also be seen in the Design Museum London as part of Unexpected Pleasures: the Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery until 3rd March 2013.

 
 

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