Hannah Mathews leads a discussion with Lane Cormick and Daine Singer about the book Lane Cormick: NOHARDATTACK.
NOHARDATTACK is edited by Daine Singer, designed by Daisy Watkins-Harvey and published by VERSION. The book features contributions by a number of artists, writers and photographers including Amita Kirpalani, Jordan Marani, Masato Takasaka and Geoff Newton. It is published in a limited edition of 100, with handmade covers by the artist.
Hannah Mathews is Senior Curator of Monash University Museum of Art, she has held curatorial positions at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (ACCA), Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA) and the Sydney Biennale, as well as working prolifically as an independent project initiator and director. She has an impressive track record of ambitious projects including Framed Movements, ACCA (2014), Action/Response, Dance Massive Festival (2013), Power to the People: Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, ACCA (2011), as well as NEW 11, ACCA and Primavera 2008 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
Lane Cormick’s work draws from a wide array of influences including the aesthetics of the industrial and functional, investigation of skill and technique, performance, music, modernist and contemporary culture. These influences feed into an art practice that is open-ended and without predictable outcome. He has been represented by Daine Singer since 2012.
Cormick has previously exhibited at Melbourne Art Fair, Daine Singer, Tristian Koenig, Neon Parc, CCP, RMIT Project Space, Gertrude Contemporary and the Australian Centre of Contemporary Art in Melbourne; and at Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney; UKS Gallery, Oslo; Art Forum Berlin; Artspace, Sydney. He has also exhibited at various artist-run initiatives such as Hell, Plinth Projects, Platform, Bus, Penthouse and Pavement, Kings, TCB and First Floor. Cormick has been the recipient of an Australia Council residency in Los Angeles and a Gertrude Contemporary residency in Melbourne. He completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1999.
Daine Singer is an art dealer and curator, she has run a contemporary art gallery in Flinders Lane for the past five years. Prior to this she worked as Gallery Manager at Anna Schwartz Gallery and as Associate Curator at Experimenta Media Arts. She has curated numerous exhibitions including at the NGV, Experimenta, Museum of Chinese Australian History, Federation Square and Contemporary Art Tasmania. In addition to her gallery program, last year Daine founded a side project: VERSION, which releases periodic editioned artworks. Lane Cormick: NOHARDATTACK is the second book she has published, following Jordan Marani: EGGS in 2016.