Fries plans to create a series of site-responsive works inspired by evolving geographical formations caused by human impact and natural erosion. Her practice focuses on materiality, spatiality and archetypical narratives to develop a personal aesthetic language that explores the transience of existence, fragility of life and complexity of the world.
Using found materials, Fries' process echoes Art Povera by reassessing details that might otherwise be overlooked or dismissed. This forms links between micro and macro, the personal and the universal, resulting in a quiet sense of pathos and connotations of our lives being inevitability affected by forces beyond our control.
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IMAGES: (L to R) Kath Fries Proliferation 2010, feathers, foam stuffing, adhesive and nylon cord, dimensions approximately 280x540x420cm, installed in Gaffa Galleries Sydney. Photo: Anthony Johnson for the Sydney Morning Herald (Kath Fries with Proliferation, 2010.) Kath Fries Hold dear 2011, bronze, nylon and charcoal, dimensions approximately 200x600x300 cm. Installed in SCA Galleries. Photo: courtesy Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney. MENU IMAGE: Kath Fries, Hold dear, 2011, bronze, nylon and charcoal, dimensions approximately 200x600x300 cm. Installed in SCA Galleries. Photo: courtesy Sydney College of the Arts, The University of Sydney.