Traces AIR Antwerpen

Lou Hubbard

Jan 2013 to Apr 2013
1957 lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.

AIR Antwerpen invited Melbourne based artist Lou Hubbard for a residency during a recent prospection tour of Sydney and Melbourne. The tour was organized by AIR Antwerpen when they were in Australia to coproduce Arin Rungjang's work for the Biennial of Sydney 2012.

Lou Hubbard’s videos and sculptural assemblages explore the dynamics of training, submission and the aesthetics of sentimentality. Objects such as horses and eyeballs are tried and tested, subjected to acts of duress like teetering, submerging and excising. Sometimes domestic furnishings are collapsed into sculptural collages suggesting compression and intimacy. Usually these operation focus on measuring, fitting and maintaining a precarious balance. Her current research features the human voice and trains.

Lou Hubbard was invited for the following solo exhibitions: Yakety Sax (with Clair Lambe, Sarah Scout, Melbourne, 2011; Witless, Sarah Scout, Melbourne, 2010; Lackness, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, 2009; Hack Work, Perth International Arts Festival PICA, 2008; Hack, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2007.  Her work was also shown in the following group exhibitions: Antic Measures, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2011; Tell Me Tell Me Australian and Korean Art 1976-2011, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; No Room to Hide, Macquarie University Gallery, 2011; Hevy, Conical Inc, Melbourne, 2011; Change, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2010; NEW 010, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2010; Making it New, Focus on Contemporary Australian Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2009.