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: The history of wind



The History of Wind is a new open-ended experimental project that is fueled by my sculpture and automatic drawing practices.  This project allegorises slow building wild weather events. To date, The History of Wind has three planned chapters. 

Chapter 1, The tree would only be found at higher altitudes, is made up of eight heavily-worked drawings which reference the historic oilcloth sails that sailors once used to power their journeys.

This series is an exploration into the incremental shifts in agency that occur as an unidentified person -migrant, refugee or sailor- passes into uncharted and unfamiliar waters. The precariousness  of agency is further heightened when the ship’s compass stops working as the vessel approaches the equator.

Steering us through unknowable waters, these allegorical drawings imagine an encyclopedia of cloud patterns that have safely guided travellers for all time.
The History of Wind is the second volume in my imaginary Museum of Fathers, which houses approximately 80 objects and drawings.
 
Measurements: All works measure 150x 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 | The history of wind: The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (I) 2015-2016 | Museum of Fathers



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



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



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

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


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

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


 Installation test below:

India Zegan | The 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

Friday, 17 June 2016

Early

Yesterday I finished my new suite of drawings, 'The tree would only be found at higher altitudes (I- VII)' . Finishing two weeks earlier than anticipated provides an unexpected opportunity to finish other work. All seven drawings measure approximately 150cm (H) x 105 cm (W). 

Studio time required to start and finish one drawing = one month/ 100+ studio hours.
The extremely friable surface of these drawings dictates that I need to hold off showing these drawings until they have all been framed.

 

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Work in progress

11/5/2016: What is best described as a herbal tea misadventure has reiterated the need to frame this suite of works as soon as it is practicable to do so.


11/5/2016


 




7/5/2016: There are now seven large drawings in the suite and other works. Three drawings are completed, one at 90% and the other three are at 60%. New deadline for the seven large drawings is the 2rd week in June. 

23/4/2016: I have decided to grow the suite of drawings that I am currently working on. Subsequently, I have had to re-calibrate my temporary studio to create additional wall space which will enable me to work simultaneously on multiple drawings. I initially thought that this series The tree could only be found at higher altitudes would number 4 works.

6/5/2015

5/5/2016

01/5/2016
25/4/2016
23/4/2016