The Burt Brailsford Ethnoarchaeological Studies
14 Jun – 01 Jul 2017
Recently unearthed by an amateur archaeologist in a cave at an undisclosed location, these artefacts describe a slice of life from a previously undiscovered culture from an indecipherable historic period. With an air of unpredictability the objects are not quite utilitarian, the vessel openings are uncomfortably small and the adornments are prickly and seemingly unwearable, perhaps as a result of some kind of alienation or adaptation. It is hard to decipher if it is the tension between the materials or the purposiveness of the artefacts that makes them intriguing.
“My practice employs a domestic approach to art making. I utilise found objects, recycled materials and meticulously intricate hand crafted objects that capture a moment, sensation or pseudo historical event. Inquisitively woven narratives often blend social histories and the occult, popular culture and the paranormal in a unique and often humorous way”.