SALLY SMART “In Her Nature” at ART HK 12

SALLY SMART “In Her Nature” at ART HK 12

Wednesday, May 16, 2012Sunday, May 20, 2012

Hong Kong, China

16 - 20 May 2012 | ART HK 12 | Booth 3E26
Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Wanchai, Hong Kong

Amelia Johnson Contemporary is delighted to present “In Her Nature”, a solo project by Australian artist, Sally Smart at ART HK 12 in May. Smart uses felt, canvas, silk-screened elements and everyday fabric to create her large-scale works. “In Her Nature” is a choreographed installation which makes references to the work of early modernist artist such as Lyubov Popova and Sonia Delaunay. The installation is composed of individual works, cut-outs, human figures hybridized with natural elements and assembled on a pale grid-like pattern of thin architectural lines inspired by a photograph of Isamu Noguchi’s sculptural stage for a Martha Graham performance.

Smart’s process-orientated practice includes cutting, collage, photomontage, staining, sewing, stitching and pinning, all of which have historical and political associations with the traditional activities of women. Smart characteristically subverts these hierarchies and her methodology of construction, deconstruction and reconstruction in the installation space are integral to the conceptual unfolding of her work.


Sally Smart was born in Quorn, South Australia in 1960. She received her MFA and Post-graduate Diploma in Painting from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne. Smart was a trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria from 2001 – 2008 and has exhibited widely throughout Australia and internationally. She is represented in most major galleries and collections throughout Australia and in numerous international public and private collections. Smart has been the recipient of numerous awards and prizes.

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