Having recently announced her representation, Sutton Gallery presents a solo exhibition by Laresa Kosloff for Spring 1883, launching her new video work, La Perruque. Commercial stock footage has been dubbed with new dialogue and assembled to tell the tale of an office worker who is trying to write a novel during work hours. This humorous work explores the art of duplicity and creative diversion as a form of resistance. Alongside this, Sutton Gallery is screening Kosloff’s Eternal Situation, which comically observes visitors at the AGNSW in order to analyse the role of the museum and the behaviour of viewers when engaging with artworks in the gallery.
Laresa Kosloff’s practice examines various representational strategies, each one linked by an interest in the body and its agency within the everyday. Recent artworks have involved a variety of participants such as lawn bowlers, celebrity artists, museum visitors, personal trainers and local residents in Prato, Italy. Recurrent themes in her practice include humour and tension between received cultural values, individual agency and free will.
Spring 1883, with Sutton Gallery, The Hotel Windsor, Melbourne, 2018; Lets do something, Monash University Campus, Prato, Italy, 2015; The Russian Project, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Melbourne, 2012 and Office skate, commissioned by ACCA, public projection at the Melbourne City Square, 2011
Guirguis New Art Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat and Post Office Gallery, Federation University, Ballarat, 2019; In Prato, MADA Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne, 2018; Redlands Konika Minolta Art Prize, curated by Callum Morton, NAS Gallery, Sydney, 2017; Design and Play, curated by Lisa Byrne and Larissa Hjorth, RMIT Design Hub, 2016 and Art as a Verb, curated by Charlotte Day, Francis E. Parker and Patrice Sharkey, MUMA, 2014.Artist’s profile Artist CV