Joseph Breikers and Caitlin Franzmann
03 August–21 September 201303 Aug–21 Sep 2013
Since 1997, we have presented Fresh Cut, an annual exhibition showcasing our pick of emerging local artists. The show is limited to artists born or living in Queensland, who are up to six years out of art school, who have not shown at the IMA before. This year, the four artists have been selected by IMA Director Robert Leonard and artist and QUT lecturer Grant Stevens. They are Joseph Breikers, Caitlin Franzmann, Anita Holtsclaw, and Ruth McConchie. Each will receive $5k to help them realise their work for the show, courtesy of a Creative Sparks grant from Brisbane City Council and Arts Queensland. The show will come in two installments. First up, Breikers and Franzmann. Breikers nags at cultural conventions. His project explores the humble, and humbling, composting pit toilet. His multi-storey long drop takes inspiration from François Rabelais, Jorge Luis Borges, death-metal, and toilet humour. Meanwhile, Franzmann wants us to slow down and reflect. You don helmets to hear her sound pieces, which inform and alter your perceptions of the gallery space.