Saturday, January 15, 2011

Nothing Is The Same I & II
(Exhibition - ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions)

Els van Baarle (The Netherlands)

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
Sacred Planet I (Engaging New Visions) J. Dunnewold
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
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
The European contribution to - ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions will be continued to be featured 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.

Els van Baarle Website


Synopsis of Artwork: Nothing Is The Same I & II
My inspiration is based on antiquity and ancient times. Remains of structures ravaged by wind and weather offer compelling observations.

On the surface of the cloth we discern subtle colors and textures. This correlates to my technique of layering wax and dyes, paper and threads. Just like an old wall reveals a treasure of details when observed up close, so does my cloth. What at a first glance appears to be one color, becomes a layer of nances when studied in detail.


Techniques
Batik, dyed, silkscreened, discharchged, stitched on cotton velvet.
Size: 60 cm (width) x 350 cm (length) each artwork.

(a) Els van Baarle Delivering An Address at the Exhibition at Fairfield.

(b) Nothing is the Same I & II (Els van Baarle), right artwork.
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, NSW, Australia (left artwork by Jurate Urbiene - see earlier post).
Photograph courtesy Cedric Boudjema, Director, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.

(c) Nothing is the Same I & II (Els van Baarle), left artwork.
Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia (right artwork by Jurate Urbiene- see earlier post).
Photograph courtesy Marie-Therese Wisniowski.

(d) Nothing is the Same I & II (Els van Baarle), left artwork.
Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia (right artwork by Jurate Urbiene- see earlier post).
Photograph courtesy Marie-Therese Wisniowski.

(e) Nothing is the Same I & II (Els van Baarle), left artwork.
Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia.
Photograph courtesy Marie-Therese Wisniowski.

(f) Nothing is the Same I & II (Els van Baarle) - full view.

(g) Nothing is the Same I & II (Els van Baarle) - detailed view.

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