SITUATE / 9 September to 1 December 2019
Isabel Buck is the recipient of a 2019 studio residency award at the RMIT SITUATE studios in Melbourne.
Buck’s practice investigates notions of the everyday in relation to architecture, the body and concepts concerning the role of function within sculpture and installation and what this may implicate upon the viewer. Realised through choreographed material dependencies, each component relies upon contrasting qualities of strength and fragility, soft and hard, in order to initiate conversation upon the role of function within contemporary sculpture. Buck’s practice explores non-traditional forms of sculpture and installation through notions of repurposing, highlighting an everyday objects ability to possess sculptural qualities and attitudes of its own. Buck has recently completed with first class her Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts) (Honours) at RMIT University and has exhibited in various Melbourne and Tasmania galleries. These include c3, The Honeymoon Suite, Offsite Gallery and Sawtooth ARI.
Image: Isabel Buck, Close Encounters, 2018, concrete, foam, metal, spray paint, oxide, found objects, packing and duct tape, dimensions variable.