1. The hard upper shell of a tortoise, crustacean, or arachnid.
1.1 Something regarded as a protective or defensive covering.
– Oxford English Dictionary 2018
15 June – 11 July 2018
Jeremy Hawkes is a Northern Rivers based artist with over 25 years’ experience exhibiting in Australia & internationally, and is a founding member of the artist-run group Epicormia Collective. This is his first exhibition with Lone Goat Gallery, and his first solo exhibition in over a decade.
Carapace is an exhibition of both recent works and a re-imagining of a number of pieces to reflect his current practice and ideas. As an artist who identifies as living with disability, Jeremy uses a variety of media including works on paper, paint, sculpture and digital media to explore identity, the body as a system of architecture in relation to technology and pathology.
Using a number of motifs with subjective meaning, the works in Carapace describe a period of increased involvement with pathologies. How does the self-respond to being identified as different, both physically and neurologically?
How does this inform a sense of self-identity and ways of examining the world? Whilst the Carapace is a protective and shielding measure, it is also a growth and an expansion of knowledge, a contingency and an evolution.
THE GHOST IN THE MACHINE – PERFORMATIVE DRAWING & FILM
Jeremy’s story has recently been shown in a short documentary film, The Ghost in the Machine, produced in collaboration with local film makers HW Collective. The opening night will feature a live performative drawing by Jeremy of The Ghost in the Machine.
Diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease, Jeremy suspends his medication, allowing the tremors to suffuse his work. The resulting drawing will remain on show throughout the exhibition.