Gregory Carosi: Dead Reckoning

Saturday 25 July – Sunday 11 October 2020

Image: Gregory Carosi, DR 5 (detail) 2020, oil on aluminium (4 panels), 800 x 1600 mm. Image courtesy the artist.

Wagga based artist Gregory Carosi presents his new exhibition Dead Reckoning. This exciting series of paintings invites audiences to consider the ways in which humans and animals move through their environment in response to its physical and visual topography.

Inspired by the monumental geological landmarks of the northern Flinders Ranges, Dead Reckoning engages visitors in a dynamic interplay of scale that is echoed by the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery’s canyon-like architecture. Alternating between grandeur and intimacy, the paintings are abstracted representations of place which encourage visitors to explore the relationship between the artwork and the spaces they inhabit.

The term ‘dead reckoning’, most commonly used to describe a vessel’s movement through space, stands as a metaphor for the ways in which we navigate through cultural institutions, taking our bearings from one work to the next and moving in response to its architectural contours. By drawing on the influences that natural and human landmarks exert on our walking patterns and visual reading paths, Dead Reckoning offers audiences a kinetic, neo-Cubist experience designed to provoke new ways of seeing, moving through, and thinking about the places we find ourselves in.

Gregory Carosi is an emerging artist based in Wagga Wagga NSW. His practice creates immersive experiences that grapple with the wider environmental, consumerist and existential anxieties of the contemporary world, while elaborating the essential humanism of painting as an emotive, intellectual art form.