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Curated by Chelsea Hopper
07 Jun 2017—24 Jun 2012

Gordon Bennett, Eugene Carchesio, Chris Carmody, Sam Cranstoun, Alex Hobba, Peter Kenned, Nigel Lendon, John Nixon, Stuart Ringholt, Meg Stoios & Jemima Wyman.

I Can See Russia From Here includes the works of eleven Australian artists who reference, are influenced by, or engage a “Russian imaginary”.

This year marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution — one hundred years of Russian “influence” over modern and contemporary art, over the conflicts between capitalism and communism, over contemporary geo political tensions. How has Russia remained relevant to so many artists in the 20th and 21st centuries? What does Russia mean today?

Newly commissioned works are included from early-career contemporary artists Chris Carmody, Sam Cranstoun, Alex Hobba and Meg Stoios. The exhibition also includes works from artists who have had an ongoing influence on Australian art in the period following the publication of Camilla Grey’s seminal 1962 study of Russian art The Great Experiment: 1863-1922: Nigel Lendon, Peter Kennedy and John Nixon.

Chelsea Hopper is an independent curator. Her recent exhibitions include “Here&Now17: New Photography”, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery; “9/11”, Moana Project Space, and “New Sincerity”, Moana Project Space.

I Can See Russia From Here by Rex Butler, MeMO Review

 “I can see Russia from here”, installation view. “I can see Russia from here”, installation view. “I can see Russia from here”, installation view.Chris Carmody, Dear Comrade, 2017, acrylic on canvas off-cut.Eugene Carchesio, Untitled, c. mid 1980, wood construction.Gordon Bennett and Eugene Carchesio, Untitled, 1992, watercolour on paper. Courtesy the artists and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.John Nixon, Black and Brown Cross, 1988, enamel on plywood. Courtesy of Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne.Meg Stoios, Next Stop, 2017, digital print.Nigel Lendon, 2016: 2 Model: Cluster (#6), 9 modules, acrylic on pinus radiate, wall mounted.Sam Cranstoun, Untitled (Nicholas and Alexandra), 2017, oil on board.

Documentation by Christo Crocker.

These exhibitions are part of TCB’s Prolegomenon series supported by the City of Melbourne’s Arts Grants Program, Creative Victoria and Hells Kitchen, which encourages intergenerational exchange between emerging and established artist.