Stephen Bram \ Lane Cormicj
1 - 23 February, 2019
To open our 2019 program C A V E S is pleased to present a two person exhibition featuring the work of Stephen Bram and Lane Cormicj.
Stephen Bram works with materials and objects in relation to points
in space. He has exhibited extensively in a variety of contexts, in Australia and elsewhere.
Bram was one of a small group of artists (also including Melinda Harper, Kerrie Poliness, Gary Wilson, Rose Nolan and Constanze Zikos) involved with Store 5,
an artist-run exhibition space (operating from 1989 to 1993) in Melbourne, which reinvigorated abstract painting in Australia.
Bram’s works are held in major public and private collections including the Art Gallery of New South Wales (Sydney), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney), Daimler Art Collection (Berlin), Monash University (Melbourne), Queensland Art Gallery (Brisbane), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Melbourne), Art Gallery of Western Australia (Perth) and National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne).
Lane Cormicj’s work draws from a wide array of influences including the aesthetics of industrial and functional design, performance, music, modernist and contemporary culture. These influences feed into an art practice that is open ended without predictable outcomes. Previous works have developed through endurance based performance or procedure, with a commitment to impractical or unreasonable projects that test Cormicj physically and mentally, exposing the limitations of his skills and the enormity of his attempts.
Cormicj has previously exhibited at Melbourne Art Fair, Daine Singer, Tristian Koenig, Neon Parc, CCP, RMIT Project Space, Gertrude Contemporary, Australian Centre of Contemporary Art in Melbourne, Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney; UKS Gallery, Oslo, Art Forum Berlin and Artspace, Sydney. He has also exhibited at various artist-run initiatives such as Hell, Plinth Projects, Platform, Bus, Penthouse and Pavement, Kings, TCB and First Floor. Cormicj has been the recipient of an Australia Council residency in Los Angeles and a Gertrude Contemporary residency in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1999. In 2017 VERSION published the limited edition artist book, Lane Cormick: NOHARDATTACK
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* Stephen Bram is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
* Lane Cormicj is represented by Daine Singer, Melbourne
Photography courtesy of Ruben Bull-Milne.