14 November - 21 December 2013
Deuce is Melbourne-based artist Zoë Croggon’s second solo exhibition at Daine Singer. Concurrently she will be included in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria. Croggon is a finalist in the $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize and is working towards a major new work to be exhibited for the prize at the Ian Potter Art Museum in 2014.
Zoë Croggon works with sculpture, video, drawing and primarily, collage. Her work brings different worlds and moments into collision, suggesting unexpected affinities of energy and form. Croggon’s collages are composed of images gleaned from sources such as sports encyclopaedias, photography manuals, film stills and dance catalogues. By exploring texture, light, and form through visual comparison and by making fluid or discordant juxtapositions and connections, she rouses the possibilities of metamorphosis and abstraction.
In the practice of collage, the identity of an object is suspended between its original context and the new conceptual whole in which it is set. An object in a collage surrenders its identity and function and undergoes an aesthetic transformation. Croggon is particularly interested in exploring the possibilities of subconscious perception and the power of suggestion over actual resemblance.
Zoë Croggon (b.1989) has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Victorian College of the Arts with First Class Honours, where she received the ACACIA Art Award and was short-listed for the Wallara Travelling Scholarship. Recent exhibitions include Pool at West Space, Liquid Archive at Monash University Museum of Art, Exploration 12 at Flinders Lane Gallery and Future Now at The Substation. She has also exhibited in group exhibitions at NGV Studio, Blindside, Platform, Seventh, TCB, Tinning Street, blackartprojects and the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery. In 2014 she will have solo exhibitions at the Queensland Centre for Photography and The Substation Transit Gallery and group exhibitions at the Ian Potter Art Museum and Centre for Contemporary Photography. Her work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria, Artbank and Acacia collections.