Justene Williams’ three channel video installation, FEMMZOIL, is a futurescape ( -ism, -ama), a victory—a “fist-and-cane-fighting”—of poor materials and neutrality (cardboard, photographs, tape, androgyny) to accommodate a mesmeric dance lubricated by transcendent noise.
Justene Williams has been exhibiting internationally since 1992. Solo exhibitions include BIGHEAD GARBAGEFACE GUARDS GHOST DERR SONATA, Contemporary Projects, Level 2, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2009); Blue Foto, Kunstlerhaus Passage Galerie, Vienna (2005); WILLIAMS & WALTER, Penrith Regional Gallery (2002); It’s a Tropical Loveland, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (1996). Group exhibitions include Photography Today – Perfect for any occasion, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne (2007); Yours, Mine & Ours: 50 Years of ABC Television, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney (2006); Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia (2004); Arquitecturas Urbanas, Sala El Paso del Centro Municipal de las Artes de Alcorcón, Spain (2004); Australian Perspecta: Agency, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney (1999); Moet & Chandon Touring Art Prize, venues including National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney and Photography is Dead! Long Live Photography! Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (1996). She has undertaken residencies at the Australia Council Tokyo Studio and at Stichting BAD, Rotterdam in the Netherlands and has undertaken study at The University of Western Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts and the Akademie der Bildende Kunst, Vienna.
FEMMZOIL is Justene Williams’ first exhibition with Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.