8 August – 8 September 2018
Lane Cormick's exhibition comprises new sculptures alongside a series of black and white prints on acetate, overlaid with a pattern of repeated enamel paint thumbprints. The diptychs are images of various sportspeople, connected by their sponsor: sportswear brand Sergio Tacchini. The exhibition continues Cormick's aesthetic investigation of the brand, repetition, reproduction and fandom.
Cormick’s work draws from a wide array of influences including the aesthetics of the industrial and functional, investigation of skill and technique, performance, music, conceptual art and minimalism, and contemporary culture. These influences feed into an art practice that is open-ended and without predictable outcome.
Cormick has previously exhibited at Melbourne Art Fair, Daine Singer, Neon Parc, CCP, RMIT Project Space, Gertrude Contemporary and the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art in Melbourne; and at Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney; UKS Gallery, Oslo; Art Forum Berlin; Artspace, Sydney. He has also exhibited at various artist-run initiatives such as Hell, Plinth Projects, Platform, Bus, Penthouse and Pavement, Kings, TCB and First Floor. Cormick has been the recipient of an Australia Council residency in Los Angeles and a Gertrude Contemporary residency in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1999. In 2017 VERSION published the limited edition artist book, Lane Cormick: NOHARDATTACK.