Gut Feeling draws together works from the Murray Art Museum Albury collection that offer a bodily experience of contemporary art and are connected through a network of visual or formal associations. In this way, the selection of works speaks to the way that collections are often built. That is to say that with established guiding principles, it is possible for intuition to be trusted and unanticipated connections between artworks can be revealed.
The exhibition was conceived around three new acquisitions that all have a very physical presence: Dale Harding’s hanging glass pieces refer directly to the artist’s body and have a remarkable physical presence. Justine Varga’s large scale photograph Lattice #9 appears like a dark mirror or a door. While Hany Armanious’ Body Swap is an actual mirror, inviting participation and the visual swapping of bodies with fellow visitors.