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An ongoing conversation in a reclining position on matters deep & personal

 

   

An Installation

 

Studio 12,

Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Fitzroy

6 - 27 March 1999

 

An ongoing conversation in a reclining position on matters deep & personal extended a theme begun in 1998 in an exhibition called soft. In the earlier project, translucent cushions were painted on canvas and named after friends and colleagues of the artist, suggesting a dialogue or gathering.

In conversation, the once two-dimensional representations became solid objects though still subtle and translucent.  These objects floated in a darkened gallery space, released from the walls and from the scrutiny of bright spotlights. Suggesting thoughts, snatches of conversation or even thought bubbles, these suspended cushions also proffered moments of reverie, stillness and rest.

 

Also shown in:

 

The Politics of the Personal

Dimensions Gallery, Taipei,
17 June - 22 July 2000 

Best Practice
Faculty of Art & Design Gallery, Monash University, Caulfield

8 June - 14 July 2001

 
         
   

 

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