You Are Neither Here Nor There brings together four projects made during the first decade of Queensland artist Sam Cranstoun’s research-driven practice.
The subject matter reflects the artist’s interest in lesser-known aspects of significant twentieth-century figures and events. Mies Van Der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, the Memphis motel where Martin Luther King was assassinated, and the life of Constantinos Apostolou Doxiadis — the Greek architect and town planner who emigrated to Brisbane after World War II but ended up growing tomatoes in the city’s south — are some of Cranstoun’s subjects. These histories become case studies to explore the complicated legacy of modernism and the way its utopian goals of political and social change have not eventuated.
Modernism’s failure is perhaps most evident in the sculptural installation Look Out! made in response to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The human-scaled observational towers resemble minimal sculpture of the 1960s while also acknowledging our increasingly surveilled existence, both online and in real life.
The exhibition includes key works from these projects alongside new paintings that extend the artist’s investigation of modernist art and design, the built environment, and capitalism.
Curated by Hamish Sawyer.
- Monday – Friday: 10am–4pm
- Weekends: 10am–3pm
In conversation with Sam Cranstoun and Hamish Sawyer
Date: Location: University of the Sunshine Coast Art Gallery, Lecture Theatre 7, 90 Sippy Downs Dr, Sippy Downs QLD 4556, Australia,
Join exhibiting artist Sam Cranstoun in conversation with curator, Hamish Sawyer. Learn more about Cranstoun’s research-driven practice and interest in the complicated legacy of modernism, particularly the way its utopian goals of political and social change have not eventuated as intended.
Book a ticket to the conversation here.
- Parking: UniSC Sunshine Coast is a regulated parking area Monday–Friday, 8am–6pm all year (excluding public holidays). Parking is free on the weekend.
- Public Transport: Sunbus runs regular bus services between various Sunshine Coast locations and the University’s Sippy Downs campus. Information on Sunbus routes and timetables can be found on the TransLinkJourney Planner