airSPACE Emma Stoneman & Antonietta Covino-Beehre

Emma Stoneman & Antonietta Covino-Beehre: airSPACE

Wed 11 Dec 2013 - Sat 15 Feb 2014

Emma Stoneman and Antonietta Covino-Beehre have developed their recent body of work in 2013 whilst Artists-in-Residence at the Arts Academy, Federation University Australia.

Emma Stoneman's background is in photography, printmaking, digital art and installation, exhibiting in galleries and non-traditional environments. Her strong interest in the built landscape has resulted in her art practice predominantly anchored in photography, investigating the poetic forms of human-made structures and exploring allegorical comparisons Oblique to axisbetween the built environment and the function, structure, posture and alignment of the human body - the building blocks of humanity.

Emma Stoneman completed a Diploma of Building Design and Technology in 2005 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 1999. She has exhibited in Australia, Taiwan and Russia. Her work is held in private and public collections in Australia and internationally

Antonietta Covino-Beehre's art practice incorporates multiple disciplines including printmaking, sculpture, drawing and photography. Her recent work explores the 'souvenir', memory and remembrance, together with ideas surrounding nostalgia, cultural identity and place. Inspired by her Italian background, Covino-Beehre conveys meaning through complex layering of objects, text and imagery. Reconfiguring and shifting perceptions of the everyday object or the souvenir, she positions the object as a mirror of identity and self while exploring universal ideas surrounding folklore, cultural connection and belonging.

Dream of ParisAntonietta Covino-Beehre obtained her Master of Arts in 2002. She has exhibited broadly in Australia and internationally and is represented in national, state and regional galleries and in corporate and private collections nationally and internationally.

Image: Top: Emma Stoneman Oblique to Axis (C2), 2013 archival giclee print - pigment ink on cotton rag 915(h) x 915mm(w). Bottom: Antonietta Covino-Beehre I dream of Paris II, 2013 archival ink and wax on paper 420(h) x 295mm(w)