Steve Turner is currently exhibiting Solid State, a solo exhibition by Melbourne-based Michael Staniak, featuring new paintings and sculptures created by combining traditional art-making techniques with new digital processes. The paintings fuse the artist’s hand- drawn gestural marks that are cast in plaster with Internet-sourced, digitally created backgrounds of stone. The sculptures were made using the traditional technique of bronze casting along with contemporary 3-D scanning and machine routing processes. In mixing materials and methods, Staniak explores the different ways in which digital information is changing the physicality of painting and sculpture while addressing the question of permanence in the storage of digital files.
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