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Intimacy and Exclusion

The Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation present a dynamic spatial exhibition from a leading Indigenous contemporary artist.

Intimacy and Exclusion


September 19th, 2008

Jonathan Jones is an award winning contemporary artist who works on both National and International levels over a range of media – from intimate paper works through to major installations. Belonging to the Kamilaroi/Wiradjuri nations of New South Wales, Jones introduces and explores notions of community from a contemporary urban, Indigenous perspective.


In conjunction with the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF), Jones is currently exhibiting his latest work untitled (the tyranny of distance), which utilises light, structural elegance and repetitive forms – all evident of his signature style. Filling the entire SCAF exhibition space is an exploration of "the relationship of space – the personal, the public, the private, the common – and the unifying effect of light".


Visitors will be able to look through gaps in the walls surrounding the sculpture, but will not be able to interact with or touch. Designed to explore the "dynamic of intimacy versus exclusion", Jones hopes the sculpture will elicit a sense of longing and alienation in viewers.


SCAF is a not-for-profit venture whose primary mission is to "champion research and exhibitions of contemporary art" via significant and innovative artists of the Asia and Pacific Rim region.


‘untitled (the tyranny of distance)’ runs until 11 October 2008.


SCAF is open Tuesday to Friday 10am – 6pm and Saturday 11am – 6pm.




Hero Image: lean-to, 2007, mdf, tarpauline, fluorescent lights and fittings.  


Courtesy the artist, Gallery Barry Keldoulis and Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation.  

Photo: Richard Glover


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