Unruly Chorus
Skye Wagner
14/5/22 - 28/5/22

Exhibition Text

Exhibition Text
Unruly Chorus is a solo show of recent works by Skye Wagner that explores photography's intrinsic artifice and performative potential. Through tactics of sculptural assemblage, digital mimicry, and re-photography of found and made images, Wagner questions perceptual understandings of the material and mediated world and our place within it.

Donkey, seashell, handshake, lipstick, chalice, plum: this is some of the content that moves through Wagner’s photographic works. Content sourced from online image searches, second-hand books, and supermarket produce sections. In this mix, bodies and objects, human and non-human, fragment, reproduce and merge. 

Artist Bio
Skye Wagner is an artist that works and lives between the lands of the Gadigal, Bidjigal and Garigal people of the Eora Nation (Sydney). Skye holds a Master of Fine Arts from UNSW Art & Design, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School and a Bachelor of Media and Cultural Studies from Macquarie University. She has held several academic positions across Sydney universities.

Wagner’s practice traverses photography, video, performance, drawing and installation. Her broad research interest is the relations between image mediation and materiality, how images configure in the world, changing through time, material, and context. Recent bodies of work use photography to translate built sculptural assemblages that layer found images and objects. These photographic works re-imagine materials seen as cute, feminine, poor, and edible in unstable arrangements. 

Skye Wagner has exhibited her work internationally and nationally, including at UNSW Galleries, Wellington St Projects, MOP, Firstdraft, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, SNO and the Slade Research Centre London. She is the recipient of a forthcoming residency at The British School at Rome.