SAM Drawing Wall #23 with Simone Slee.

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This article was published on 13, May, 2016. The infomation contained wihin may be out of date or inaccurate.

Simone Slee is the next artist to feature on the SAM Drawing Wall.

Simone Slee works across installation, photography, video and performance. Slee sees this as a form of extended sculptural practice, investigating and questioning what sculpture is and what it can be. She has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally. She is currently the Head of Sculpture and Spatial Practice, in Art, at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), University of Melbourne where she has also completed a PhD. Slee is represented by Melbourne based gallery Sarah Scout Presents.

For SAM’s Drawing Wall commission, Slee will focus on local Shepparton suburban architecture. The work is a continuation of her series, Houses that are happy to help with at least one of the possible problems of art, 2010 – ongoing. Slee will be creating a series of new photographs of local architectural gems to add to the series.

This series of works investigates houses in a suburban landscape. In front of each house, she poses the question “Are Your Materials Honest?” This question alludes to the shift that occurred in the early 20th century, where Modernist architects rejected decorative effect and asserted a need for rigor and pared back form. The photographs invite the viewer to consider architectural styles and forms and question whether or not the materials themselves could be more than just ornamental.

Simone will be installing her work on Monday 16 May from 9am. This is a great opportunity for the community to come by and see Slee at work and ask her questions about her art and processes.

Image Credit: Simone Slee, Houses that are happy to help with at least one of the possible problems of art, 2010 – ongoing, series of inkjet prints on wallpaper, varying dimensions.