Slow Plosion

Level 18, 31 Queens Street, Melbourne 3000 / March 24 2022 - indefinite

A presentation of work by Lauren Burrow
Curated by
Ella Krivanek

Lauren Burrow is a Darwin-born, Narrm (Melbourne)-based artist, whose sculpture and installation practice is founded on deep research. These inquiries are encapsulated in materially grounded, glimmering artworks whose appearance contains contradictions: simultaneously attracting the gaze while speaking to volatility and seemingly invisible histories.

Grappling with relationships between human and non-human entities, she is interested in how colonial interventionist approaches to land have resulted in cycles of degradation and re-development. With this latest series of works crafted from safety glass scavenged from broken car windows, she recreates shapes of waterways that course through the heart of the city. Reflecting the Birrarung’s patterns, before and after dynamite was used to divert its natural shape, the glittering glass' beauty is belied by the frenzied changes that have been wrought on the river’s flows.


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