Showcase #26: Irene Grishin Selzer

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Showcase #26: Irene Grishin Selzer

25 June 2020 - 2 November 2020


In partnership with pepite.

Shepparton Art Museum is thrilled to be partnering with Melbourne based gallery pépite, to bring emerging contemporary art and design artists to the popular SAM Showcase exhibition space.

Representing more than 40 emerging contemporary artists from their Melbourne based showroom, pépite features a collection of one-of-a kind and limited edition works, predominantly ceramics, alongside sculpture, glass pieces, illustration, jewellery and accessories.

The pépite partnership consists of three showcase exhibitions. The first is Irene Grishin Selzer, an Australian artist, based in Melbourne, who works predominantly with ceramics.  Her art practice engages with the notion of transience in nature, the shape of time and the sense of place.

Her practice takes two separate, but interconnected forms. The first is the clay paintings and clay drawings, the second is object-based pieces. The clay paintings can be regarded as a form of abstracted cartography-sprawling maps where scale is difficult to fathom, but we encounter pockets of energy, the movement of tides, electromagnetic waves and the build-up of deeply encrusted topographical layers.

The object-based pieces may be thought of as individual points of focus, tiny areas of exploration, sandwiched cross-sections that pierce the surface or enigmatic relics and artefacts that carry the traces of ancient forms of spiritual energy.

Grishin-Selzer’s work is available for purchase from the SAM Shop. 

Want to hear more?

SAM Talks: Art and Design
with artist Irene Grishin Selzer and Irina Rybakov of Pepite Shop

How has the need for art resulted in a design focus in our living rooms during the physical closures of our art museums and galleries? Many art enthusiasts have turned their focus towards their own places of creativity during these times of isolation. In this SAM Talks: Art and Design podcast, join artist Irene and curator Irina as they discuss the role art, design and online platforms play in creating your own art experiences at home. 

Irina Rybakov and Irene Grishin Selzer in front of SAM Showcase #26. Photo Lara Merrington

Featured image: Irene Grishin Selzer, Stormclouds (detail), 2020, photo courtesy of the artist.  


25 June 2020at10:00 am
2 November 2020at4:00 pm
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