Katie Lee and Clare Rae

Site Number: 21
Site Location: Seventh Gallery

Presented as part of 'Feminographies'
Curated by Jade Bitar

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A collaboration by Katie Lee and Clare Rae, who bring their shared interests in spatial practice to bear in the resulting installation. Both artists consider the physical relationship between the body, objects and site/space in their respective practices. This work marks their first collaborative outcome and considers the possibilities that may occur when placing photography in relation to objects, acting as provocations or agents of influence.

Katie Lee and Clare Rae

Katie Lee’s work ranges from large-scale architecturally sited installations to small, whimsical ink drawings. Recurring materials utilised include hanging lengths of rubber, steel bars, stools, ceramic balls and timber planks. In these forms and materials, Lee finds a reflection of our built environment alongside their psychological and embodied affect. Lee is currently completing a PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She holds a Master of Visual Arts by research from RMIT University (2009). She has received numerous grants and awards including; Creative Victoria, the Australia Council and the Australian Postgraduate Award. Lee has exhibited widely both in Australian and internationally since 2005. ARTIST WEBSITE.

In her photographic practice, Clare Rae explores ideas of performance and gesture to interrogate and subvert dominant modes of representation. Her work is informed by feminist theory, and presents an alternate and often awkward experience of the female body. Rae’s work has recently been captured and exhibited in locations such as the National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University, the Abbotsford Convent, Sutton Project Space and the Substation, Melbourne. Rae completed a Master of Arts by research at Monash University in 2014. Her work is held in public and private collections nationally, including Artbank, The National Gallery of Victoria, Monash University and RMIT University. ARTIST WEBSITE