Kane Alexander is a Melbourne-based artist working primarily with photography and sculpture. His recent work shifts his focus from remote landscapes to structures of human intervention. Come to see the artist's home, studio and exhibition for a unique one-night event.
“Recently I've been inspired by the Australian painters Rick Amor and Jeffrey Smart and their response to the overlooked spaces under bridges and shapes in the industrial landscape. After researching sculptural architecture around the world, I decided to visit the home of Xavier Corbero, Ricardo Bofill buildings, as well as industrial buildings throughout Spain. These architects created buildings drawing on historic architectural forms and reimagining utilitarian constructions to consider the building’s beauty and scale in the landscape.”
Custom-made frames complement the structures of the buildings in his photographs. Brilliant colours and simplified compositions exemplify Alexander’s meticulous eye for detail, and ability to capture reality in a way that amplifies its potency. Cement sculptures, cast from wood originals, play with the psychological impact of architectural archetypes. The decision to showcase these works in his home is an inspired extension of the subject matter, as well as of his approach to art-making, in which he interprets the world through lived experience and immersion in subject, place and technique. As a third-generation artist, Alexander has grown up surrounded by art, and as such, the idea to open his home for an exclusive art event seems particularly natural. This promises to be an unforgettable experience for those familiar with Alexander’s work, as well as any seeing it for the first time.
Thursday 15th August
6pm – 9pm