.....Carey and Drake are not so interested in inscribing their views, or one reading, upon the work, but in allowing for multiplicities. A rich and ambiguous complication of meaning is set in specific tension, and relation, to an apparently simple gesture.....Read More
Campbell Drake works between interior and exterior, art and architecture, the familiar and the unfamiliar, the plans we make and glitches that surprise us. Drake is interested in attending to vernacular forms and spaces, asking us to focus on the familiar and then creating a disquieting slippage between the expected and its underside.
Campbell Drake was born in 1978 in Melbourne, he currently lives and works in Melbourne as an architect, artist and lecturer. He often works in collaboration with James Carey, their recent projects include; Stanley St Data Landscape 2008; The Final Curtain, 26 Surf St, Merricks, 2007 and The Blundell House 2005. Drake was awarded the Interior Designer Award for Excellence 2007, he practises under the name of Chameleon Architecture and teaches in Architecture and Design at RMIT University.
James Carey is interested in the nature of our lived experience. Carey focuses on the blurring of boundaries between architecture, design and art; he constructs multi-layered, textured environments in both his paintings and his design.
James Carey was born in Melbourne in 1977, he first undertook an Arts Degree at Monash University before studying Interior Design at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Melbourne. Carey’s paintings have been shown worldwide and are held in private and public collections. Working together with Campbell Drake, Carey has been responsible for the following projects: Stanley St Data Landscape 2008; The Final Curtain, 26 Surf St, Merricks, 2007 and The Blundell House 2005 which won an award at the Shanghai Biennale 2007. Carey is also contributing to the project 2020? which will take place at the North Melbourne Meat Market as part of the Next Wave Festival in May 2008.