Saturday, October 9, 2010

Sacred Planet I: The Myth of Human Superiority
(Exhibition - ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions)

Jane Dunnewold (USA)

Preamble
This blogspot contains many posts of artworks that have featured in a number of exhibitions that have been curated by me or by other people. For your convenience I have listed these posts below.
ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions. M-T. Wisniowski
Sequestration of CO2(Engaging New Visions) M-T. Wisniowski
Under Pressure (Engaging New Visions) L.A. Beehler
lo Rising II & Giza (Engaging New Visions) R. Benson
Etruscan Relic (Engaging New Vision) J. Raffer Beck
Catch The Light 1 & 2 (Engaging New Visions) J. Schulze
Emerge (Engaging New Visions) J. Truckenbrod
Breathe Deeply (Engaging New Visions) C. Benn
Die Gedanken Sind Frei 3 & 4 (Engaging New Visions) C. Helmer
Black Birds I & II (Engaging New Visions) C. Holmes
Autumn Visions I & II (Engaging New Visions) J. Petruskeviciene
Razing/Raising Walls, Warsaw (Engaging New Visions) N. Starszakowna
Quite Alone Oasis… (Engaging New Visions) J. Urbiene
Nothing Is The Same I & II (Engaging New Visions) E. van Baarle
Discharge Thundercloud (Engaging New Visions) K. Kagajo
Shroud Of Ancient Echoes I & II (Engaging New Visions) S. Fell-McLean
Cane Toad Narrative (Engaging New Visions) H. Lancaster
Visionary and Eclipse (Engaging New Vision) J. Ryder
Untitled ArtWorks (Engaging New Vision) Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley and Tjunkaya Tapaya
Treescape (Engaging New Vision) A. Trevillian
Codes – Lost Voices (ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
Unleashed: The Rise of Australian Street Art (Art Exhibition) Various Artists
Merge and Flow (SDA Members Exhibition) M-T. Wisniowski
Confluence (SDA Conference) Various Artists
Transformation (Fairfield Museum and Art Gallery) Various Artists
The Journey (Megalo Studio) M-T. Wisniowski
Another Brick (Post Graffiti ArtCloth Installation) M-T. Wisniowski
Six Memos (Shepparton Art Gallery) S. Fell-MacLean
Venice Biennale (Art Exhibition) Various Artists
When Rainforests Ruled (Purple Noon Art & Sculpture Gallery) M-T. Wisniowski
Floating (Purple Noon Art & Sculpture Gallery) H. Lancaster
When Rainforests Glowed (Eden Gardens Gallery) M-T. Wisniowski
My Southern Land (Galerie 't Haentje te Paart, Netherlands) M-T. Wisniowski
The Last Exhibition @ Galerie ’t Haentje the Paart
Paste Modernism 4
El Anatsui
Mark Making on Urban Walls – Post Graffiti Art Work
Memory Cloth - Rememberings in Textile
Make Lace Not War - Part I
Fleeting


Introduction
Instalments of artist statements and a snapshot of their work in the exhibition will feature on a weekly basis.

The catalog of the exhibition is far more detailed in terms of opening addresses and artist’s biographies, curriculum vitae and statements etc. and moreover, is a holistic record of the exhibition itself.


Synopsis - Sacred Planet I: The Myth of Human Superiority
The Sacred Planet Series was inspired by a set of photographs taken in the Perth Natural History Museum. The reflections from the glass cases lent an eerie quality to the pictures, as if the inhabitants of the cases were literally vanishing into thin air.

Additional manipulation and digital printing generates intricate designs where, ironically enough, the subjects are again easily lost in the elaborate, overall patterning. In order to sustain the planet, we must soon acknowledge the sacred balance between what is seen and unseen, what is close-up and what is far away.

Living creatures contribute to this sacred balance and must not be permitted to vanish from our global home.


Techniques
Digital printing on cotton from an original photograph. Mixed Media: sand, felt, and burn out chemical.
Size: 112 cm (width) x 294 cm (length).

Jane Dunnewold - ArtCloth Studio

(a) Sacred Planet I: The Myth of Human Superiority (Jane Dunnewold) - right artwork.
Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia.

(b) Sacred Planet I: The Myth of Human Superiority (Jane Dunnewold) - left artwork.
Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
Photograph courtesy of Karen Tyler (Director). Photography by Al Sim.

(c) Sacred Planet I: The Myth of Human Superiority (Jane Dunnewold).

(d) A detail view of a panel of - Sacred Planet I: The Myth of Human Superiority (Jane Dunnewold).

(e) A close detail view of a section of - Sacred Planet I: The Myth of Human Superiority (Jane Dunnewold).

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