COMA is delighted to invite you to the opening of ‘Slanted Mansions’ a solo presentation of new work by Mason Kimber.
Mason Kimber is anchored by the inbetweenness of architecture and memory: places that serve as timestamps, surfaces that form sentiment, and colours that trigger. Kimber’s painting practice deals with the collision of experienced places — interiors and exteriors that have become sanctuaries for the artist.
For his exhibition with COMA, Kimber has collected silicone impressions of built surfaces from both his Sydney studio environment and from a recent trip to the Philippines to gain an understanding of the fading personal histories of his Filipina partner, who spent her early childhood in the country.
The moulds he chose to make were of the skins of buildings that contained traces of her past - sentimental objects and sites that he felt had a sense of architectural knackeredness - buildings rich with history that are slowly fading away through decay, in the process of being lost forever. There was a sense that in a few years time, they would no longer be standing. These moulds all contain the residue of a human touch, hand-crafted surfaces where the scars of time were clearly seen and felt.