Louise Zhang, Ghost Glazer Dream Eater, 2013, Acrylic, oil, enamel and resin on birchwood, 50 x 50cm
Louise Zhang is currently exhibiting work in No Werk, a group show at Melbourne’s Trocadero Art Space, on display from 3-20 September 2014. Curated by Ace Wagstaff, the show experiments with the notion of ‘the work’ and ‘the curator’ by bringing together not works, but images of works all sourced online, including artists, like Zhang, to cinematic greats, like Stanley Kubrick.
Ace Wagstaff explains: “The premise of NO WERK sought images from artists of their work, but not their actual work, it also asked them to willingly relinquish control of the representation of their work and bear the brunt of unknown curatorial whim. The second gallery will be comprised entirely of images of artwork found openly on the Internet by artists whose permission was not gained prior to the exhibition.”
Zhang gave Wagstaff permission to include an image of her work in the show, which is on display alongside a selection of other artists who granted Wagstaff permission, including: Geoff Lowe and Jacqueline Riva, Kate Carey Peters, Tim Andrew, Terrence Combos, Peter Aitkens, Michael Prior, Kate Tucker, Nabilah Nordin, Joanna Anderson, Bill Noonan, Louise Blyton, Lila Afiouni, Lois Hopwood, Rachel Schenberg, Yoek, Leanne Kim, Yvette Coppersmith, Adrian Stojkovich, Nicholas Ives, Jordan Marani and Lucy James.
The exhibition also includes images of work sourced from the Internet without permission from: Richard Prince, Sean Bailey, Matthew Collings, Tom Polo, Joseph Mallord William Turner, Ivor Lovheim, Claudia Dance-Wells and Josef Zachary Shanley Jackson, Ciarrai MacCormac, Jessica Simorte, Antonio del Pollaiolo, Grant Nimmo, and Stanley Kubrick.
No Werk runs at Trocadero Art Space from 3 September – 20 September. For more, please visit http://www.trocaderoartspace.com.au/ and to see more of the artist’s work, please visit http://www.artereal.com.au/home/louise-zhang.