Exhibition: Beci Orpin & Carla McRae, Out of Bounds

Beci Orpin & Carla McRae, Out of Bounds
Exhibition Dates14th June - 15th July
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The eye guides the hand in the playground in the mind; crawling through tunnels and wormholes, running into new ideas and feeling their slippery-slide exhilaration, ladders leading to growth, stacking and building new environments of shape, colour and exciting forms to dive deeply into and be immersed in for hours. Drawing all day is playing all day. What shape is play? The hand moves and the world drops away, revealing a new space where there are no bounds and the only container is a way of seeing.

Themes of play in the mind and through the body will be explored collaboratively, through new works by both Beci and Carla. A series of paintings, wood cuts, and an abstract playground installation, as well as magnetic wall full of shapes with which viewers can create their own playscape.

The child explores their world with abandon. Making games of getting from one place to another, studying the curiosity of simple, everyday things, endlessly inspired by the excitement of each day. Once we grow up, it’s a place that becomes off limits and out of bounds. Playing and spending time without purpose, losing track of the hours and self-consciousness and clearing space in our minds for newness. What if our play spaces were never abandoned, they just shifted forms. Instead now cultivated in a way of seeing that taps into the simple, child-like enjoyment and excitement of shape, colour and form.
Shop the Exhibition
Deep Dive by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 120x170cm $3600
Eternal Internal Hard Drive by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 50x50cm $1100
Expanding Dream by Beci Orpinacrylic on laser cut ply edition of 3 48x24cm$600
Follow Further by Beci Orpinacrylic on laser cut ply edition of 3 33.5x48cm$500
Follow Through by Beci Orpinacrylic on ply panel 70x50cm$1850
Hold On by Beci Orpinacrylic on laser cut ply edition of 3 44x33cm$450
Infinite Play by Beci Orpinacrylic on laser cut ply edition of 3 59x45cm$400
Looking is Playing by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 50x50cm $1250
Mind Loop by Beci Orpinacrylic on ply panel 50x50cm$1500
Over Arch by Beci Orpinacrylic on ply panel 50x50cm$1500
Play Up by Beci Orpinacrylic on laser cut ply edition of 3 46x32cm$350
Push Pull by Beci Orpinacrylic on ply panel 50x50cmSold
Run and Jump by Beci Orpinacrylic on laser cut ply edition of 3 38x28cm$300
Stacking, Building by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 50x70cm$1450
Spinning the Wheels by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 34x29cm Sold
Steady Up by Beci Orpinacrylic on ply panel 70x50cmSold
The Mantra by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 25x33cm Sold
Tribute to a Special Playground by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 50x50cm $1250
Tribute to a Special Slippery Dip by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 100x100cm $2400
Wandering Eye by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 50x70cm $1450
Wermhole by Carla McRaeacrylic paint, hardwood 23x20cm $660