This show by Nathan Gray is on at Craft Victoria until October 17th.
Ever wondered what a combination of visual art and electronic soundscape would be like? This show will certainly get you there. Nathan Gray’s installation uses a bunch of very ordinary materials, but in most extraordinary ways. Imagine a crystal formation or coral reef style structure incorporating folded paper, frayed cord, cutouts, wastepaper bins, lamps and plinths – and resonating to synthesised tunes…Elements combine, layers are built up, space is altered.
I like the way the artist is experimenting with the materials, and responding to their various properties. The process of making something, and playing with fractals, colour, contrast, and relationships stimulates the imagination. Improvisation is a beautiful and optimistic thing!
What more can I say? Interactive design, electronic music, 60s psychedelia, shamanism, dynamic, brightly coloured, and definitely the most exuberant handmade world I’ve seen in any gallery recently. Go see!