SHANNON LYONS
All that was in the space was a café style chair, its wooden surface scuffed and worn and its chrome legs reflecting the floorAll that was in the space was a cafe style chairScattered across the length of the window ledge is a handful of clear drawing pins. Maybe these made the constellation of pinholes in the wallsAll that was in the space was a cafe style chairAll that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)All that was in the space was a cafe style chairAll that was in the space was a cafe style chair (exhibition view)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (installation view)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (installation view)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (installation view)Some of the white paint on the windowsill has flaked offAll that was in the space was a cafe style chairAll that was in the space was a cafe style chair (installation view)“I’ll clean it up.” DA - 19.06.2013All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (exhibition view)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)The door has a bog standard round handle. Someone told me that the space might have been a ‘massage parlour’ at one pointAll that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair All that was in the space was a cafe style chair All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)Just to the right of the door, at about eye level, is a faint horizontal pencil line. Along the line are a number of holes that don’t look like they were filled or sanded before they were painted overAll that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)All that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)Thick paint covers a single staple on the floor, rendering it near invisibleAll that was in the space was a cafe style chair (detail)All that was in the space was a café style chairOr Blu-Tack (in Foyer)
All that was left in the space was a café style chair
SoDA15
John Curtin Gallery
Perth, WA

27.11.2015 - 13.12.2015

SoDA15 presented artwork by six PhD students from Curtin University's School of Design and Art postgraduate program.

“A new site-specific work All that was in the space was a cafe style chair was produced for SoDA15. A component of this work was comprised of a series of painted postcards that I sent via post to the John Curtin Gallery from Sydney while artist in residence at gallery Sydney Non Objective (SNO). Each postcard contained a painted rendition of a small, incidental or incongruous mark that I noticed while working in one of the galleries at SNO. Both the material and formal composition of the paintings assisted in building up a 'picture' of the SNO gallery space, for a viewer elsewhere. The accompanying structure, an architectural insertion that echoes the SNO gallery space, was built in the John Curtin Gallery in an attempt to dually reflect some of the architectural particularities of the SNO gallery, and to call into question the specificities of the JCG site.”