Glen Skien, 'Object-poem: a could's flesh', assemblage, 2014 Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled 1</i>, object sculpture, 2014 Glen Skien, <i>Allegory: A man looks at himself and the way of the world in a mirror</i>, assemblage, 2014 Glen Skien, <i>Object-poem: New York</i>, assemblage, 2014 Glen Skien, <i>Object-poem: New York</i>, assemblage, 2014 Glen Skien, <i>Allegory: Upon leaving my mother waiting for a train</i>, assemblage, 2014 Glen Skien, <i>Object-poem: Cinematic Gaze</i>, assemblage, 2014 Glen Skien, <i>Allegory: Flag for the Sea</i>, assemblage, 2014 Glen Skien, <i>Object-poem: Hand written letter to my ex-girlfrienda bout the death of her horse</i>, assemblage, 2014 Glen Skien, <i>Allegory: The difference between men and women</i>, assemblage, 2014 Glen Skien & Tachika Yokota, <i>Object-poem: polaroid of my childhood window</i>, assemblage, 2014 Glen Skien & Tachika Yokota, <i>Object-poem: polaroid of my childhood window</I> (detail), assemblage, 2014 Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled #5</i> (detail), object sculpture, 2013 Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled #5</i>, object sculpture, 2013 Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled #2</i>, object sculpture, 2014 Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled #3</i> (detail), object sculpture, 2014 Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled #3</i> (detail), object sculpture, 2014 Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled #4</i> (detail), object sculpture, 2014 Glen Skien & Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled</i> (still), audio/visual installation, 2014 Glen Skien & Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled</i> (still), audio/visual installation, 2014 Glen Skien & Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled</i> (still), audio/visual installation, 2014 Glen Skien & Tachika Yokota, <i>Untitled</i> (still), audio/visual installation, 2014

Ash, Needle, Pencil, Match
Glen Skien and Tachika Yokota
7th August - 16th August

This collaborative exhibition blends the material thinking of artists Glen Skien and Tachika Yokota who embrace process and the hand-made object as a means of exploring the poetic and transformative nature of everyday objects. Through the reconfiguring of familiar objects fabricated through a variety of mediums both artists reflect on the loss and erasure of the tactile nature of everyday experience within an increasingly immersive age of digital technology.

At the foreground of each artist’s body of work is the view that the sway of everyday objects contain reciprocating experiences embedded within their tactile form. As such the everyday object has the capacity to be an open book that acts as an index of our personal and collective histories. Although having worked independently on these concepts the exhibition will feature a collaborative component within one of the gallery spaces that highlights the capacity of hand-made objects to act as repositories of memory and experience.

Glen Skien:
Glen Skien is currently completing his Doctorate in Visual Arts through Griffith University Queensland Collage of Art in Brisbane where he is teaching as an associate lecturer in printmaking. Currently a national touring exhibition of the artist’s works titled “Mytho-Poetic: Print and Assemblage works by Glen Skien” is visiting regional galleries throughout Australia until 2016.

Tachika Yokota:
Tachika Yokota is a Japanese artist who completed her Honours Degree in 2013 [Photography] through Griffith University Queensland Collage of Art in Brisbane. With the completion of her formal studies she has spent time travelling in Europe and now with the past 6 months back working in the studio Tachika is hoping to continue post-graduate studies here in Australia.