Healthy Loss

An Exhibition by Lucy Foster

Exhibition dates: April 12th – 28th 2019

Opening Friday 12 April 6-8 pm

there’s a healthy loss over
there, the dreaded technique was found
in shattered realms of my lash

It has been said that the physical struggle between holding on and letting go characterises the activity of mourning. It is not necessarily the loss of something physical that punctures my soul; the nature of the struggle is far more ephemeral. Imagine mourning the loss of something you never actually had (perhaps you already have)… the feeling is like some sort of jovial melancholy clutching at your loins. Knowing very well that life gifts us with impermanence and decay, I observe the irony of my inquiry into the realm of where such feelings of loss might originate.

Through the appropriation of discarded objects and photographs, the notion of constructing loss animates much of my current practice. In this space of play, the imagined loss manifests between the objects and my surrogate body, vicariously giving form to emotional content.

one consumes the eyes
the other nourishes.

Born in Castlemaine, Lucy Foster has recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. Alongside curating a number of offsite shows, Lucy has exhibited in galleries such as Second Space Projects, Testing Grounds, Mailbox Artspace, Blindside ARI, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, George Paton Gallery in Melbourne, and Internationally at the Behal Fejer Institute in Prague (CZ), and Low Standard Gallery in Oslo (NO). She is a winner of the Deakin Centre for Contemporary Photography Salon Prize, and the recent recipient of the Bus Projects Exhibition Award and First Commissions Project at The Victorian College of the Arts (2019).

Opening Sponsored by Bodriggy Brewery