This is a minimalist exhibition in three parts – pencil and some paint – sculptures made from plastic and metal – and a selection of objects made out of cloth and bones. All ingredients making up the installations were collected on site at Winton Wetlands.
The black and white pencil with minimalist paint drawings are of decomposing fish heads and attached skeleton remains. Very carefully crafted on special paper these drawings are first class and well worth a close look when visiting the gallery. They have a distended look about them and could almost be human or pre-human indicating the evolution of both species.
The plastic and metal installations are more conventional and could have been an afterthought making use of all pieces abandoned by previous human beings that were picked up by Sally.
The selection of objects made out of cloth and fish bones remains are interesting and thought provoking. They could be mummified fish. They could be large moths – large enough to cook and enjoy eating at seasonal activities when they are in abundant numbers. The objects in question are made by wrapping fish bones etc. in a delicate lace tablecloth that was obviously abandoned by someone and are mounted on wire that is attached to a specially manufactured table. This has the effect of indicating that the fish might be jumping out of the water or the moths could be hovering over the water.
We thank Catherine for giving us the lecture and advising us of future events coming to the Gallery.
Our October gathering is on Monday October 3rd at 10 am when we will be discussing the Stockdale exhibition in the Bennett gallery with Bryony. Hope to see you there! Carole and Godfrey