Ceramics, Craft, Digital, Ephemeral, Installation, Mixed Media, Moving Image, Painting, Sculpture, Textiles, Video
An exhibition on wheels! Catch this moving gallery on the road around South Australia.
Michael Carney is an interdisciplinary artist found most often working with paint, clay, digital and virtual reality mediums.
His practice began in 2009 as a painting undergraduate at the University of South Australia where he was introduced to ceramics as his minor. By 2016 he had completed a Masters by Research (Visual Arts) where both ceramics and painting became the predominant processes in his exhibition practice.
Both ceramics and paintings blend contemporary and antiquated aesthetics to present work that plays with notions of time in flux. Works that are rendered or figurative are often shattered with a gestural flourish forcing the viewer to continue to explore the pictorial plane for a familiar foothold. His work stops short of overt explanation, whilst ontological themes and philosophies are presented, he prefers to activate the viewer’s own contemplation within the broader theme.