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SOFT CORN: Matt Huppatz with Lynne Sanderson, Monte Masi and Corpse Club.

November 25, 2010

Opening Wednesday Dec. 1st , Exhibition open till December 18th.

SOFT CORN presents meditations on surreal contemporary pop and the art of do-it-yourself. New objects by Matt Huppatz, recent moving images from Lynne Sanderson and Monte Masi, with drawings from the outside-insiders collective, Corpse Club.

Matt Huppatz ARTIST BIO

Matt Huppatz is an Adelaide-based artist working primarily in sculpture and photo media. He is currently a PhD candidate at UniSA researching queer passages in contemporary and 20th century sculptural practice.

Matt has been a co-director of FELTspace artist run-initiative since early 2009 and participated in Structural Integrity at Nextwave Festival 2010. This key note project brought together ARIs from Australia and Asia to articulate and recognise the role of ARIs in the world of contemporary art.

Matt has exhibited locally and nationally including Heartlines SASA Gallery (SA), Shed Light Works CACSA Project Space (SA), FELT UP Seventh Gallery (VIC), and Hatched09 National Graduate Show at PICA (WA). In 2010 Matt undertook a two month internship at Studio-ORTA, Paris and in 2011 he will co-curate Odradekaeaf at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation. His interests include masculinity, queer domesticity and the magical and ritual aspects of contemporary art practice.

Lynne Sanderson ARTIST BIO

Lynne Sanderson is a media artist, audio-visual performer, lecturer, researcher, curator and technician based in Adelaide.

Sanderson’s work has been shown nationally and internationally including the AEAF, MTV Australia, the Museum of Modern Art NYC, ISEA95 Montreal, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Sydney Opera House, Biennale of Electronic Art Perth (BEAP) and the New Forms Festival, Vancouver, Canada. In 2010, she made her curatorial debut with The Uncanny Valley at the Royal Institute of Australia (RiAus) in Adelaide.

The performative aspect of Lynne’s work has manifested through the persona of VJ Sustenance. Highlights have included playing alongside major electronic music figures Dave Clarke and Aphex Twin and being resident at the Adelaide Festival of the Arts’ Persian Garden. In recent years, she has created and developed the v-tar, a visual controller in the shape of a Flying V guitar used to experiment with live performance and implementation of audio-visual media.

For SOFT CORN, Lynne will present The Wait, her first linear video piece for many years.

Monte Masi ARTIST BIO

Monte Masi is an ex-Glenelg (seafront), now Mile End (inner-city, westside)-based artist and writer living in Adelaide. He works predominately with video and performance. Masi has exhibited in a variety of gallery and artist-run spaces, including CACSA Contemporary 2010 The New New (SA), Road Movies and Building a Disaster at the Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, Ritual/Ruse at Downtown Art Space (SA), Hatched 2008 at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (WA) and I Might be Wrong (curated by Danny Lacy) at Seventh Gallery (VIC). Recently he has curated a series of window box exhibitions at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation’s Odradekaeaf space and has participated in Structural Integrity, a keynote project of Melbourne’s 2010 Nextwave Festival.

Masi is a current Master of Visual Arts (Research) candidate at the University of South Australia, investigating online ‘vernacular’ video and its relationship to contemporary art practice. Additionally, Monte was a founding director of FELTspace artist-run initiative, supporting independent art practice in Adelaide since April 2008.

Corpse Club ARTIST BIO

A loose collective of creative boy types, Corpse Club meets regularly in various Adelaide backyards and kitchens to cook, eat, share and create. With one foot in contemporary art and the others in fields ranging from land revegetation to disabled care and freak bike construction, Corpse Club remains resolutely resistant to the ambition and strategy of the contemporary art world. The group favours DIY and arcane methods including pyrography and la méthode exquise de cadaver in an attempt to eschew mastery and maximise possibility. This is art that values friendship, chance and humour above all else.

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