Thursday, 13 April 2017

A history of wind, Chapter 2: 'Echo' (2016- )

New works in progress:

A history of wind, Chapter 2: Echo (2016- )
This new suite of automatic drawing project will keep me busy until mid 2018. This project includes 10+ large drawings (150x 100cm) and other works.
Documentation: Felicity Jenkins

As I am expecting another studio move/closure around July-August, most of my energy is now focused on getting as much of this body of work done before the slightly daunting tasks of finding an affordable and leak-proof studio in Sydney. I'm looking forward to hopefully finding a new space where I can plug in my band saw and similar woodworking machinery. I have several new small sculptural works that I have had to put on hold as I cannot run machinery in my current studio sub-let.

Other news: I am also preparing for my upcoming solo exhibition, A History of Wind, at Canberra Contemporary Art Space which opens May 25th. 







Friday, 27 January 2017

Summer 2017

Due to the extreme and protracted summer heat wave in Sydney (35 degrees+), I've spent most of the summer attending to studio based administration for upcoming projects.

News: 
1. I have been selected to be one of the finalist for the Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, 2017. I have submitted a large scale automatic drawing.

Exhibition dates: February 24- 24 March.  

The Adelaide Perry Gallery is located at:
'The Croydon', Centre for Art, Design and Technology
Presbyterian Ladies College
Corner Hennessy and College Street, Croydon

Public transport: Catch either the T1 or T2 train and get off at Croydon Station (first stop after Ashfield). The gallery is an 8 minute walk from the train station.

2. My next solo show, The History of Wind, opens at Canberra Contemporary Art Space (CCAS, Manuka) on 24 May. Show runs until 4th June.






Sunday, 6 November 2016

Finalist: Fisher's Ghost

Glad to be a finalist in this year's 'Fisher's Ghost Art Prize' at CAC. Exhibition runs until December 15, 2016.

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Volume 2: A history of wind





A History of Wind is the second volume in my imaginary Museum of Fathers, which 
houses approximately 80 objects and drawings. A History of Wind has three planned chapters. 

The first chapter, The tree would only be found at higher altitudes, are experimental works fuelled by my automatic drawing and sculpture. This suite autobiographical drawings allegorises slow building, wild weather events. It is an exploration of agency. By this I mean the incremental shifts of knowledge that enable effective action for the migrant, refugee or sailor, who passes into uncharted and unfamiliar waters. This precariousness is heightened when the ship’s compass stops working. To steer us through unknowable waters, these allegorical works imagine an encyclopedic study of cloud patterns.
Measurements: All works measure 150x 100- 105cm (approx)
Materials: Archival watercolour pencils on archival Fabriano watercolour paper 200 gsm
Dates: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (I), 2015-6; The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (II-VII), 2016.
Documentation: Felicity Jenkins 



India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (I) 2015-2016 | Museum of Fathers



India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (II), 2016 | Museum of Fathers



India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (III), 2016 | Museum of Fathers



India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (IV), 2016 | Museum of Fathers

 
India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (V), 2016 | Museum of Fathers


India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (VI), 2016 | Museum of Fathers

 
India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (VII), 2016 | Museum of Fathers


 Installation test below:

India Zegan | A history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (I- VII), 2016 | Museum of Fathers

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Catching up with documentation #2: Ghosts: ACR/MEJ # 26-37

The following blind embossed woodcuts, Ghosts: ACR/MEJ # 26-37, were made during 2011-2013. In June 2016 I de-framed these works so that they could be properly documented for the first time.

Background: An earlier post on my blog (dated 06/08/2012) documents the objects that these woodblocks directly reference. I started making the objects in the early spring of 2010 by hand stitching panels of fabric into the leg holes and waist bands of 12 pairs of mens underpants. The objects, ref. Ghosts: ACR/ MEJ # 1-12, were then filled with sand and photographed, ref. Ghosts: ACR/MEJ # 13-24. I then cut out the abstracted shapes documented in these photographs to create a template for the embossed woodblocks that I would make. This suite of prints was conceptually conceived as a blind embossed series.

This suite of woodcuts, and the associated objects and photographs, references a primary document that is held in state government archives.

Print details:
2x A/Ps
1x Printer's copy
Edition: 1-7
Printed on dampened Magnani Pescia paper (300gsm)
Paper support dimensions: 41x 29cm
Printer: Nick Summers, Plum Press
Documentation: Felicity Jenkins




India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #26 (2011-2013)


India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #27 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #28 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #29 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #30 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #31 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #32 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #33 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #34 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #35 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #36 (2011-2013)

India Zegan Museum of Fathers| Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #37 (2011-2013)

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Group show opens, Wed 3rd August

I have submitted a small work for Factory 49's 2016 Annual Group Exhibition.  
Opens: Wednesday, 3rd August at 6pm and runs until Saturday 13th August. 
Opening hours: 1-6pm Thur - Sat or by appointment.
Address: 49 Shepherd street, Marrickville