7 June - 13 July 2019
With Walk Forward Lisa Young presents a suite of new textile works that have been produced over the past two years. Young’s eclectic practice spans sculpture, installation, drawing and painting, and derives from her interest in the decorative arts, architecture and interior display. For over two decades, hybrid domestic rooms and sculptural forms that reference interiors and furniture have featured in her work. Walk Forward sees the artist traversing new terrain, with a new material vocabulary and a rich colour palette reminiscent of modernist painting.
In Walk Forward Young’s core preoccupations with form and structure are evident in the brightly-hued hand stitched works, in which urban and industrial structures and modernist forms are implicit. The process of making these works is a concise meditation on the artist’s ongoing preoccupations with ambitious form and sculptural content, while the exhibition title alludes to the artist’s personal engagement with the problematics of maintaining a large-scale sculptural practice, including logistical, ethical, financial and physical concerns. It is also, of course, a directive to self
SARAH SCOUT PRESENTS
LEVEL 1, 12 COLLINS ST, MELBOURNE VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
OPEN WEDNESDAY TO SATURDAY 12PM-5PM OR BY APPOINTMENT