Melbourne-based artist Zoë Croggon works with sculpture, video, drawing and primarily, collage. Her work brings different worlds and moments into collision, suggesting unexpected affinities of energy and form. Croggon’s collages are composed of images gleaned from sources such as sports encyclopaedias, photography manuals, film stills and dance catalogues. By exploring texture, light, and form through visual comparison and by making fluid or discordant juxtapositions and connections, she rouses the possibilities of metamorphosis and abstraction.
In the practice of collage, the identity of an object is suspended between its original context and the new conceptual whole in which it is set. An object in a collage surrenders its identity and function and undergoes an aesthetic transformation. Croggon is particularly interested in exploring the possibilities of subconscious perception and the power of suggestion over actual resemblance.
Zoë Croggon has a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts with First Class Honours, where she received the ACACIA Art Award and was short-listed for the Wallara Travelling Scholarship. In 2013 she held solo exhibitions at Daine Singer and at West Space and was included in Melbourne Now at the National Gallery of Victoria. She has participated in group exhibitions at galleries including the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Monash University Museum of Art, NGV Studio, Flinders Lane Gallery, Blindside, The Substation, Platform, Seventh, TCB, Tinning Street, blackartprojects and the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery. Croggon is the recipient of an ARTAND Australia / Credit Suisse Private Banking Contemporary Art Award and was shortlisted for the Churchie Art Prize as well as the 2014 Basil Sellers Art Prize at the Ian Potter Museum of Art. In August 2014 she held a solo exhibition at the Melbourne Art Fair.
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