recent shows    Piecemeal Ecologies: Possibilities for Patterning 2019



JULY5-20 2019


'Piecemeal Ecologies: Possibilities for Patterning’  explores why certain encounters in the landscape  linger in the memory and where others are forgotten, or yet to be known. These are latent histories that are embedded in the depths and surfaces of the physical landscape. The groupings of the artworks in this installation jostle with each other making new connections in understanding with each new encounter.  The scaffolding of the peculiar aspects of the gallery walls activate the works to imply a subliminal narrative . The objects are interspersed in visual patterns of colour and form that swings between the physical and imaginative in a complicated rhythm within the space, and perhaps is the locus of memory and loss in a landscape of grief or the memory of landscapes not yet found.






My interest in the geology of two residencies I recently undertook in remote North Iceland and The Pilbara, WA provided a conceptual framework for this show relating to the notion of time and duration. A type of psychogeography the influence of the geographical environment, my walks in these charged landscapes challenged my sense of the familiar resulting in an anxious kind of internal disconnect. The physical landscape of vast bright green moss that covered nubby mounds of newly formed black lava fields in Iceland covered the island seemed preternatural. The billions of years of red iron oxide flattened rock in the Pilbara in Australia was charged with a deeply imbedded cultural history that was  not my own.


This disconnect for me is a form of grief. Grief and the landscape but with the possibility of connection and how the landscape informs our identity continues to be played out in my art practice .





L -R 'Thermal' Stained Canvas 80 x 60cm,  'How to Get Inside' 2019 Plastic, Canvas and Paper Mache  Dimensions Variable







Solid Light Gets In 2019 Metallic Fabric and Canvas Stain, wood Dimensions Variable






The Great Long Reflection with Ash Ephemera 2019 Stained Tulle, Ash, Wood Dimensions Variable 



The Great Long Reflection with Glass 2019

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