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False Feeling

Six artists consider contemporary and traditional functions of natural and found objects.


Curated by Olivia Koh for CONSTANCE ARI

Artists: Lauren Burrow, Erin Crouch, Renee Cosgrave, Neika Lehman, Ben Richardson, Katie West.
False Feeling responds to the term “pathetic fallacy” coined in art and literature by English cultural critic John Ruskin (b.1819). The term defines an writer’s overly sentimental attribution of human feeling to the surrounding environment, inanimate objects and animals, translating from Latin to English as ‘false emotions’. Moving away from these critical origins, False Feeling considers works that instead, measure a separation between an artist’s sensibilities and their relationship to the external. Artists working in nipaluna | Hobart and on Kulin Nation land | Melbourne respond to perceived pressures in nature, landscape, language systems, religious figures and narratives. False Feeling reconsiders contemporary and traditional functions of natural and found objects and the malleability of language analogous to the shaping of materials in painting, sculpture, video and ceramics.


Opening event: 5.30pm, Friday 2 August

Exhibition runs: 10-5pm, 2nd-3rd August 2019

The exhibition is held on kunanyi/Mt Wellington at the Fern Tree Community Hall. Info about how to get here will be provided soon on the Facebook event page (click to join).

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False Feeling

8 Stephenson Place, Fern Tree TAS, Australia

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