Altar | Kane Trubenbacher | Art installation

altar by kane trubenbacher
June 4, 2018 Blog, Gallery

‘Altar’ by Kane Trubenbacher

This new show ‘Altar’ by Kane Trubenbacher hosted at the Lodge Outback Motel, Broken Hill is part sculpture part installation. Placed in one of our motel rooms the installation will act as a space to make communion with the light and the land of the desert. Open everyday between 10-5pm, gold coin donation, please enquire at reception for details or follow this link to read more about exhibitions at the Lodge.

About the installation | ‘Altar’

The Outback has a historic narrative of nomadism. It’s harsh environment and seemingly endless expanses push us to make pilgrimage to it’s far reaches under the uncertain promise of water, shelter, refuge and relief.

We battle against it in solitude, scarcely do we sit in it’s embrace and experience the majesty of complete aloneness with nature. “Altar” acts a space to make communion with the Outback, with its light and land and endless horizons.

By sitting in stillness, we open ourselves to the ephemeral light of the desert, as it falls over a seemingly harsh and foreboding land.

Subverting the tradition of landscape painting, where the framed image is viewed from the outside, the viewer can rather enter the frame and have a direct experience with light and land. Light and earth become the only objects of perception.

This same magical light and land we often relegate to the horizon, where hope and fortune reside, is what we have the joy of seeing at every moment. By reframing our everyday experience, our perception of it at large changes, opening our eyes to the artistry of nature at every turn.

About the Artist | Kane Trubenbacher

Kane Trubenbacher grew up in the expansive, powerful landscapes of rural Australia, with much of his youth spent driving the long distances from town to home. It is here that he first became awe struck by the unencumbered space, and harsh power of the natural environment, which would come to inform his artistic practice for years to come. Equally influenced by land art, minimalism and the light and space movement, he wishes to showcase the desolation and space of the Australian landscape, and invite viewers to reconsider their spatial relationship with the natural environment. Not through presenting landscapes in the traditional sense, but seemingly endless impressions of colour, light and space.