Lauren Berkowitz: Gertrude Regional Residency

For Gertrude Contemporary’s regional residency, From the Collection: Chapter Two curated by Emily Cormack, artists are invited to respond to objects within the Latrobe Regional Art Gallery collection and the physical, historical and social context of the Latrobe Valley.

For Lauren Berkowitz’s sculptural installation Energy Fields, she has collected native Eucalyptus species which she has used to create a modernist cube. Drawing on their potential as an alternative energy source, this cube will hang alongside a floor work that quotes Malevich’s 1915 Black Square on a White Field painting, through the use of locally sourced coal briquettes and crushed quartz from the Victorian goldfields. Combined, both works point to the restraint of nature, processing its errant energy and training it into rigid, man-made templates.

The exhibition runs from 1 August to 20 September 2015, further information here.