Something Else - thistledown, kangaroo fur and termite gnawed wood

"When you experience an artwork you love, there is a moment where you and the work co-exist in time and space. The longer an artwork has stood the test of time, the more people have shared this similar experience, fragmented over time. What then occurs when a work is itself on a shorter timeline, or when its existence is pinned to one temporal or spatial situation, which could so easily slip out of our grasp? Kath Fries is a local Sydney artist and the winner of a number of art awards in recent years, and her exhibition Situational explores notions of site-sensitivity and site-responsiveness in artworks that imply the fleeting nature of time, memory and temporariness, as well as spatial and natural ties to a landscape. Her latest solo exhibition was created during her residency at Bundanon Trust, a unique 1,100 hectare charitable trust left by Arthur and Yvonne Boyd for future artists to work in and seek inspiration from."
EastSide Radio 89.7FM
Maren Smith, March 2013

"Kath Fries solo exhibition Situational is an exploration of tactility, temporality and memory through site-sensitive sculptural installations, sculptures, videos and photographs created during a residency at Bundanon Trust last year. In interview with Maren, Kath Fries explains the idea of site-responsiveness and how it guides her practice. We hear about her time in the landscape at Bundanon Trust, her productivity at magic hour and her use of found and natural materials such as thistledown, kangaroo fur and termite gnawed wood. Kath Fries also explained her influence from Arte Povera, and the movement of the purpose of the artwork into the realm of the audience and individual memory and associations. The art in the everyday is heightened by the fleeting nature of the relationship between the individual and the artwork as they coincide on many planes in the space of the Chrissie Cotter Gallery."
Something Else
Maren Smith, March 2013

"... a series of small scale works along with photographs and a video, documented time and how time moved. However, the difference in scale did not take away the beautiful sensuality that Kath has for the universe..."
Arthur Chan, March 2013