Natasha Castelijn | Karen Boshoff
4 December – 2 February 2021
Open for viewing Friday 4 December – 10am
Artists Natasha Castelijn and Karen Boshoff share their visual reflections on ordinary suburbia during the restrictions of COVID.
Bin Day by Castelijn explores the repetitive ritual of ‘putting the bin out’. She shines light on this task, bringing our attention to its undiscovered beauty. 80% of Australians live in the suburbs. The rows of copy- and-paste houses reflect on the reliance of mass production and neighbourly envy. Castelijn highlights these commonalities as a comment on the trap of mass production and the mundane suburban routines.
Red Tape Riots by Boshoff is a photographic project capturing suburban elements in a graphic manner. Frustrated with the red tape and requirements of an immigration process that is plunged into the restrictions of COVID, Boshoff takes to the streets photographing the overlooked directional oddities of suburban Gold Coast. Each image becomes a photographic rant related to the requirement to live in such a utopia.
IMAGES: (left) Karen Boshoff, Fit the Mould 2020, Photographic print on Illford archival paper. Image courtesy of the artist. (right) Natasha Castelijn, Bin Day II 2020, Acrylic on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist