Monday, 3 October 2016

Sarah Ormonde - Water Lines

Sensitive surface treatment in response to the precious rain in a dry land


21 September - 8 October 2016

Red Gallery 157 St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy

Even though it has been pissing down this month; water use, it's collection and the effects of climate change on our world and specifically in south-eastern Australia remains a prescient issue.  Ormode's surfaces are so cracklingly dry that I can imagine the smell eucalyptus oil, feel the head and dust and my throat becomes parched. This is a substantial exhibition allowing Ormode to express her visual themes across a range of sculptural forms. I particularly like the bowl vessels and they evoke collection of water and the rain gauge series is visually stunning but could have made use of further story telling evidencing measurement.
Installation view
Rain Gauge Series, porcelain, terracotta.

 Sarah used evocative titles for her vessels such as Soak, Wash,Store, Keep, Collect & Reservoir. 

Water Line Series

River Flow #1 & #2
Movement Makes The Richest Sense When Set Within A Frame of Stillness, drawing on canvas

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