Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer: Fragile Fantasy
- When 15 Mar - 1 Jun 2019
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM–5PM
+61 2 8936 0888
The work of Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer considers the field of image production surrounding video games. Focusing on the culture of hacking and 'modding', it examines the production of fan-art and its appropriation of models and image assets from games.
'Fragile Fantasy' brings together a collection of Aloisio-Shearer’s photographs combining digital and analogue processes. They feature characters and objects that have been hacked from games and reconstructed in commercial 3D modelling software. The images are then re-photographed and printed in the darkroom on discontinued black and white paper. They feature everyday social situations, including characters eating together, or playing musical instruments, as well as erotic scenarios and non-descript landscapes.
3pm Saturday 1 June, UNSW Galleries
Nicholas Aloisio-Shearer shares more about his work and the development of his practice in a conversation with Josephine Skinner.
Josephine Skinner is Director of Cement Fondu together with Megan Monte. Her previous position was Curator at Stills Gallery, Sydney. She has completed a PhD (UNSW Art & Design) and a Bachelor of Honours in Critical Fine Art Practice (Brighton University, UK). Josephine has been the recipient of Create NSW and NAVA grants to support both her curatorial and artistic practices, has presented numerous talks and has been published in artist monographs, exhibition catalogues and art magazines.