like cures like
Friday 2 August — Friday 27 September 2019
The Samstag Museum of Art is delighted to present a major exhibition by Louise Haselton, one of South Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary artists and the feature artist of the 2019 South Australian Living Artist Festival (SALA).
Over twenty-five years, Haselton has established a predominantly sculptural practice in which no material is off-limits. By exploring aesthetic connections between seemingly disparate material vernaculars, she offers glimpses of the curious inner life of everyday and overlooked things. With a distinctive intuition, Haselton’s practice is exemplary of an artist especially attuned to the matter of our world.
Coinciding with the publication of the 2019 SALA monograph focused on Haselton, Samstag is proud to direct timely and important attention to an influential artist at a pivotal moment in her career. Centred on new work, like cures like is an exhibition that draws together the enduring concerns of Haselton’s oeuvre — an opportunity to speculate with the artist on the liveliness and communicative power of inanimate objects, and the invisible forces that bind and repel the world around us.
A Samstag Museum of Art exhibition presented for the 2019 SALA Festival.
Louise Haselton has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.