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
Jeremy Hawkes is a local regional artist with over 25 years experience exhibiting in Australia and overseas. This is his first exhibition with Lone Goat, 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.
Jeremy’s storey has recently been shown in a short documentary film, ‘The Ghost in the Machine,’ (in collaboration with local film makers the FW Collective) available on ABC iView.
Using a number of motifs with subjective meaning, these works 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 exhibition runs from 15th June to the 11th of July 2018.