Façade (12 February – 9 March) is an installation by multi-disciplinary artist Fiona Roberts (SA). Robert’s unsettling work will occupy the entirety of Adelaide Central Gallery, representing the first time a solo exhibition of works from a graduate of the School will be held in the Gallery.
Façade is the first exhibition of the School’s 2018 exhibition program and the last exhibition from outgoing Project Manager – Exhibitions, James Edwards.
“Fiona’s ambitious multi-sensory installation, which incorporates traditional and non-traditional materials, draws on surreal and grotesque imagery to create a haunting and provocative experience for our audiences and the School’s student body,” Edwards says. “It has been a pleasure to work with such an accomplished artist for my last exhibition.”
Roberts graduated from the School with a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours in 2011. Her work is known for its disturbing depictions of body parts such as eyes, mouths, fingers and hair, and their incorporation into household furnishings and everyday items.
Façade will focus on the conflict between perceptions and reality, particularly in relation to the viewers’ mind, body and home. There will be an emphasis on the unintended and adverse effects that often result from an historic and contemporary obsession with embellishing, modifying and concealing reality.
The Façade opening event is on Tuesday 13 February from 6 – 8pm. Drinks will be available for purchase.
Fiona Roberts achieved a Bachelor of Visual Art with Honours in 2011 from Adelaide Central School of Art. She has exhibited in multiple group and solo exhibitions since 2011 in Australia and overseas. Roberts has received numerous grants from the Australia Council for the Arts to make new work, most recently for Façade. fiona-roberts.com