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.
|Rain Gauge Series, porcelain, terracotta.|
|Water Line Series|
|River Flow #1 & #2|
|Movement Makes The Richest Sense When Set Within A Frame of Stillness, drawing on canvas|