Spencer Lai | B E AT P E ACE, lovely, lovely


Fort Delta is pleased to present B E AT P E ACE, lovely, lovely a solo exhibition of new sculpture and moving image works by Spencer Lai. This exhibition also marks the artist’s representation with the gallery – having participated in numerous group exhibitions and special projects at Fort Delta since its establishment in 2013.

The exhibition, which will occupy the lower half of the gallery, as well as it’s stockroom and entrance chambers, will be on view from June 3 – July 2, 2016.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 2 from 6:00pm until 8:00pm.

accompanying exhibition text by Spencer Lai and Jake Swinson 

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Spencer Lai completed their BFA (with Honours) at VCA in 2014. Alongside a solo artist practice, Spencer is a co-founder of the collaborative project Monica’s Gallery with Jake Swinson.A selection of forthcoming exhibitions and projects include:

9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, with Rare Candy, Alden Epp and Amber Wright (June 2016); TarraWarra Biennial 2016: Endless Circulation as Monica’s Gallery with Jessie Kiely, in collaboration with 3ply and Centre for Style (August 2016); tell me what you have and I will tell you what you are, a group exhibition and publication, as Monica’s Gallery, curated byDissect Journal (August 2016). A selection of recent exhibitions include: LENTO VIOLENTO, a solo exhibition at TCB Art Inc. (2016); To Wound The Autumnal City, a group exhibitionat Punk Café (2016); An Awful Leisure, with Beth Caird (as Monica’s Gallery) at Pansy (2016); The Bathhouse Show,a group exhibitioncurated by Ella Křivánek, Tokyo (2016); WORLD INDUSTRIES, a curatorial project Monica’s Gallery with Jessie Kiely at Punk Café (2015); youth, born at brunch (from a wish), a solo exhibition at George Paton Gallery (2015); CABIN FEVER CREATURE, a group exhibition curated by Centre for Style (2015); Monica’s Gallery Presents: The Artist Interprets HIGHPOINT, a curatorial project as Monica’s Gallery at Fort Delta (2014); the smell of an oily rag, a group exhibition at Fort Delta (2015); do you want me to come downstairs, with rollers in my hair?, an exhibition with Jake Swinson at BLINDSIDE (2014). Spencer currently lives and works in Melbourne.

 

 

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

sling, 2013 - 2016 Glomesh, purple synthetic thread (halter top fragment traded between various people; former Rare Candy garment, gifted by Rohan Whiteley)

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

wall instrument (actor), 2016 Artificial flower stems, cable ties, magazine advertisement segment

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

B E AT P E ACE,lovely, lovely installation view

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

Formation V, 2016  Styrofoam, highlighter, cork, crab fragments, bobby pins, counterfeit Dior purse strap connector

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

what is a wish, a dream.., 2016  HD iPhone footage

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

instrument (containment, pen), 2016 Child's toy barn fragments, Marc Jacobs Daisy flower ornaments

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

schematic work, 2016 HD CGI animation

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

untitled, 2016 Nylon purse, PVA glue, 

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

industry standard, 2016 Air vent, Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume caps, screws

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

industry standard, 2016 Air vent, Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume caps, screws (detail)

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

untitled, 2016 Rubber suction cup glass handling tool, skinned cactus, Huxtaburger take-away paper bag, additional fluorescent light fitting (with Steven Leslie)

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

Formation VI, 2016  Styrofoam, highlighter, baggie fragments, cork, crab shell fragments, crab shell claws, sunglasses lens, purse shavings, resin beads

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

becoming, 2016. Modified Sea Monkey tank, stainless steel surgical kidney bowl

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

untitled, 2016 Modified imitation crocodile leather boot, modified coconut

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

untitled, 2016 2011 A/W Dior Homme Rack Rail jeans (two pairs), hydrophobic chemical spray, Gucci Guilty cologne, water

Spencer Lai | Fort Delta

untitled, 2016 2011 A/W Dior Homme Rack Rail jeans (two pairs), hydrophobic chemical spray, Gucci Guilty cologne, water