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Capture

An exhibition at the Belconnen Arts Centre, Canberra from 15 April to 10 May 2015

The exhibition Capture comprises a series of paintings and digital composite works on rag paper, and four soft sculpture figures based on and inspired by my vintage doll collection.

In contrast to the pristine and new, I am drawn to old dolls that have been mended and patched, cracked and glued.  Dolls that reveal a story by their discolouration of age and use, and most particularly, the marks that show love, care and attention. I respond to the imperfection of things. Sometimes worn, faded, cracked, stained or coming undone has more meaning for me than an object perfectly put together. Many of the dolls are depicted ‘naked’ so as to highlight their flaws and shaping, their awkwardness and vulnerability.

The works feature portraits of dolls and their pets - dolls with birds, dogs and various fictitious characters. These ‘props’ are used to highlight and emphasise the character and quirky personalities of the dolls and add to their emotional value by providing them with friends in strange juxtapositions who sometimes seem uncomfortable in their surroundings.

 

Paintings

 
Rosemary

 

 

 

Rosemary
(2015)
oil on panel
40 x 35cm

 

 

 

 

 

Claire

 

 

Claire
(2013))
oil on panel
40 x 35cm

Elaine

 

 

Elaine
(2013)
oil on panel
40 x 35cm

Isabel

 

 

Isabel
(2013)
oil on panel
40 x 35cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janine

 

 

Janine
(2013)
oil on panel
35 x 40cm

Jasmine

 

 

Jasmine
(2013)
oil on panel
40 x 350cm

Lucy

 

 

Lucy
(2015)
oil on panel
40 x 35cm

Madelaine

 

 

Madelaine
(2015)
oil on panel
40 x 35cm

 

 

 

Marty

 

 

Marty
(2013)
oil on panel
35 x 40cm

Mavis

 

 

Mavis
(2013)
oil on panel
35 x 40cm

Myra

 

 

Myra
(2013)
oil on panel
35 x 40cm

Nadie

 

 

Nadie
(2015)
oil on panel
40 x 35cm

Nina and the Black Goanna

 

 

Nina and the Black Goanna
(2015)
oil on panel
40 x 35cm

Peta

 

 

Peta
(2013)
oil on panel
40 x 35cm

Karen

 

 

Karen
(2014)
oil on panel
30 x30cm

Friends

 

 

Friends
(2014))
oil on panel
30 x 30cm

Leida and the Egret

 

 

Leida and the Egret
(2015)
oil on panel
65 x 70cm

Digital Prints

 
Nola

 

Nola
(2015)
pigment print on Hahnemuhle bamboo
59 x 58cm

Joan and the beast

 

 

Joan and the beast
(2015)
pigment print on Hahnemuhle bamboo
45 X 58

Gladys

 

 

Gladys
(2015)
pigment print on Hahnemuhle bamboo
57 x 39cm

Paula

 

 

Paula
(2015)
pigment print on Hahnemuhle bamboo
53 x 43cm

Janine2

 

 

Janine #2
(2015)
pigment print on Hahnemuhle bamboo
53 x 43cm

Mary

 

 

Mary
(2015)
photograph on Canson Infinity
53 x 43cm

Nakamara

 

Nakamara and me
(2015)
pigment print on Hahnemuhle bamboo
58 x 50cm

More images can be found in Digital Composites and in Mungo Woman

 

Soft Sculptures

Doll #1

 

 

 

Doll #1
(2015)
soft sculpture
92 x 15cm

Doll #2

 

 

 

Doll #2
(2015)
soft sculpture
97 x 15cm

Doll #4

 

 

 

Doll #4
(2015)
soft sculpture
88 x 20cm

Doll Installation

 

 

 

Doll Installation
(2015)
soft sculpture

 

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