Art that Does is an exhibition of “useful art for your Australian home” that develops colloquial and quixotic objects that engage with the perceived value of artistic labour and its contribution to society.
For Art that Does, the monochrome, as a signpost of the valorised fine art object, is playfully joined to the everyday domestic appliance. The outcome is an absurd attempt to demonstrate the oxymoronic results of a hypothetical “applied fine art” genre.
Joe Wilson and Chanelle Collier are a Sydney based art duo interested in contemporary responses to the representation of art through both institutional and digital structures. They have lived and practiced side by side for the last decade and Art that Does marks their first official solo exhibition.