Sam Gold is an award winning, emerging South Australian artist that is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery. Gold is practicing out of the JamFactory in a tenant studio whilst participating in the ceramic associate program at the JamFactory. Gold works in ceramics, sculpture and installation.
Gold explores the bodies ontology and poiesis through documenting movement and memory. Utilising clay for its mimetic, metaphorical and therapeutic qualities. This process oriented work is held together by the indexical trace of gesture, repetition and an act of catharsis as healing.
The works are made with the intention of marking the clay from the body's memory and gesture as a tool for archiving, reflection and insight. The intention in Gold's work is to hold space for experiences, queerness and otherness by archiving the body into objects where those objects then speak to the storiness of our lived materiality. Gold believes in the benefit of viewing objects as artefacts that are imbued with intimate acts of meaning.
I acknowledge that the lands I live and work on are the unceded lands of the Kaurna people.
photographer Lou Cresp 2021