August 5, 2016
Scenes from the Life of Paris is a single-channel video installation that in making an object of the subject of video theatrically bifurcates H Project Space while reflecting and adding to aspects of its interiority. Carsley is an artist known for hybridizing all manner of cultural forms and collapsing hierarchies of social significance or importance.
November 18, 2014
May 31, 2014
The Institute of Modern Art is pleased to present the new installation Sciencefictive by Brisbane-born, Sydney-based established artist Gary Carsley. This immersive project transforms two galleries into an interior garden, seen through apertures, or Moongates, that puncture the white walls of the gallery. As visitors follow a path laid throughout the galleries, they will encounter these Moongates, which serve as windows onto gardens from around the world. These are displayed in the IMA galleries in a physical relationship to each other that they would have if Brisbane were the centre of the world. The entire work therefore functions as a giant mappa mundi, and encourages us to contemplate the complex balance between social construct, geography, and flora that characterises gardens. While today’s gardens are typically produced by landscape architects, Carsley suggests an affinity between the process of conceiving and creating a garden and that of the artist—bringing land, sea, and sky together into evocative spaces that offer journeys and compel reflection.
May 22, 2014 - Thatcher Projects
The gallery is pleased to announce Gary Carsley's inclusion in It's Timely, a group exhibition at the Blacktown Arts Centre, Blacktown New Soth Wales, Australia. On view from April 29-June 28, 2014.
It's Timely is framed by the two speeches Edward Gough Whitlam delivered in Blacktown in 1972 and 1974, rallying for racial and sexual equality. The artists images document the changes that completely transformed life and culture in the island continent.