Dan Bell, Liang Luscombe and Noriko Nakamura

// Opening 6pm, Wednesday 11 June 2014

// Show runs from Thursday 12 June until Saturday 28 June 2014

An exhibition of new works as part of the second iteration of a two-part project by Melbourne-based artists Dan Bell, Liang Luscombe and Noriko Nakamura that was first shown at Dog Park Art Project Space, Christchurch

Dan Bell’s practice involves shifting spatial energies through an ongoing process of fermentation and flux. Utilising alchemic combination of transmutational materials, with outcomes including interventions, sculpture, installation and wearable works. Recent projects include Double Bind: Polysidium glutamate (Lite) at Studio 6, Gertrude Contemporary, Vic; Brimming dissolution, buoyant expenditure at Dog Park Projects, Christchurch; Proliferation beyond solutions, Brunswick Lakes projects, Vic; Alluvial Atomiser at Rice and Beans, Dunedin, and Pwdree Slurr at Y3K gallery, Vic. Bell completed a Bachelour of Visual Arts Sculpture from The Australian National University in 2007.

Liang Luscombe lives and works in Melbourne. Liang Luscombe’s practice is loosely located within painting and in recent work she expanded this to include three-dimensional and spatial qualities that incorporate furniture making, wall painting and wall works. These objects – part-sculpture, part-prop, part-painting – often use existing artworks or design objects to play with painting’s ability to be functional or look to specific locations as their starting point. In 2013, Luscombe was a recipient of the Australia Council British School at Rome Residency. During 2012 Luscombe was the sub-editor of Un Magazine, Volume 6.  In 2011, Luscombe undertook a studio residency at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

Recent solo exhibitions include: Non in Casa, 159 Blyth Street, Melbourne, 2013; Bauhaus Fisher Price, TCB artinc., Melbourne, 2012; String Strung Out, Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, 2011. Recent group exhibitions include: Dear Masato, all at once, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2014;brimming dissolution, buoyant expenditure, Dog Park, Christchurch, 2013; Synonyms for sincerity, Alaska Projects, Sydney, 2013; Please be quiet,  The British School in Rome, Rome, 2013; Signature Style, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 2013; Navel Gazing, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2013; Menage a Trois, XYZ Collective, Tokyo, 2012; Fresh Paint, Sutton Project Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; Impossible Objects, Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, 2011.

Noriko Nakamura completed a Fine Art Foundation Diploma at Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, before receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2011. Nakamura experiments with the transformational potential of materials in order to explore the relationship that exists between humans and the material world. She has presented solo exhibitions at Platform Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne; Rearview; and Seventh Gallery. Her work has also been exhibited at ICU, Castlemaine; Murray White Room, Melbourne; National Gallery of Victoria Studio, Melbourne; and TCB art inc, Melbourne. She has received Australian Council ArtStart grant in 2012, Substation art prize and Maude Glover Fleay Award.