JANET BURCHILL & JENNIFER MCCAMLEY
Exhibition: 17 May – June 3, 2017
870 will present an ensemble of three works: a new wall drawing, the 2007 film screen painting Brutopia and the 24/7 Shield from 2015.
The wall work is dedicated to the early political writings of Simone Weil. Weil was a singular 20th century figure: a political activist, philosopher and spiritual thinker. Weil’s early political writings cut across the standard categories of Marxism, and have a blunt poetic force and truth that is still resonant.
Burchill/ McCamley have been working individually and collaboratively since the mid 1980’s. Their work often uses citation, and traverses a wide range of references, from modernism to film, literature to feminism. It also frequently plays across the boundaries of art and design, sculpture and furniture.
Recent exhibitions include: Versus Rodin, Art Gallery of S.A. , Adelaide, 2017; Freshwater, Shepparton Art Museum, 2017; Endless Circulation, TarraWarra Museum of Art Biennial, 2016; Burchill/McCamley, Neon Parc, Brunswick, 2016; Women in Power, University Art Gallery, University of Sydney, 2016; Painting: More Painting, ACCA, Melbourne, 2016; Imaginary Accord, IMA, Brisbane, 2015; Mildura Palimpsest Biennale , 2015; David Pestorius Projects, Brisbane, 2014; Aesthetic Suicide, World Food Books, Melbourne, 2013; Melbourne Now, NGV, 2013; Scum Tapes, Rodeo Gallery, Istanbul, 2013; Shields, Neon Parc, Melbourne, 2013; Colombo Art Biennale, Sri Lanka, 2012; A Different Temporality: Aspects of Australian Feminist Art Practice 1975-1985, MUMA, Melbourne, 2012;The Emily Dickinson Project, Shanthi Road Gallery, Bangalore, 2011
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.
TCB art inc. acknowledges the people of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land, recognising their connection to land, waters and community, and the fact that Indigenous sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to their Elders; past, present and future.
Image: Janet Burchill & Jennifer McCamley | 24/7 Shield, 2015 | (aluminium, mirrored perspex, steel, vinyl, rubber, riot shield, scrim)
All works courtesy of Neon Parc, Melbourne