Showcase #26: Irene Grishin Selzer

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Showcase #26: Irene Grishin Selzer

25 June 2020 at 10:00 am 1 November 2020 at 4:00 pm

In partnership with pepite.


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

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 will consist 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. 

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