We are delighted to present Considerate Touch, Alexandra Standen's second solo show with THIS IS NO FANTASY.
Alexandra Standen's work explores our relationships to both physical and emotional spaces. Her work focuses on the subjective, cultural and ideological meanings of material objects, examining the way objects and their relationships act as metaphors for human behaviour.
Her practice also speaks to the process of making work in porcelain and a sense of unease that comes with engaging with a medium that holds a functional quality yet has a connotation of being fragile or precarious in nature.
In 2019 Standen was the recipient of the prestigious Cité Internationale des Arts Residency in Paris and also undertook a residency in Istanbul. Winner of the Sidney Myer Award for Ceramics, Shepparton Art Museum 2012, Standen was also a finalist in awards including the Churchie National Emerging Art Prize, Gold Coast Ceramic Award and the Wynne Prize. She has undertaken residencies in Geneva, Tel Aviv and at the Harley Foundation in the United Kingdom.
Press release courtesy THIS IS NO FANTASY dianne tanzer + nicola stein.