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Ravenna

 

2000 Grounds For Error

May 13 - June 7, 2014

 
 
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 Io     
Hortense     
Angelina
 
“Every night several hundred thousand Christchurch inhabitants sleep; and most of them will dream, even if they have no memory of the fact. What, following the ruin of our city, will they see?

2000 Grounds For Error gestures to the territory of the dream, to the aberrant, the elusive vision seen from the corner of the eye.

And given that our landscape has recently changed beyond words, it makes sense for the artist to catalogue the dreaming of her eye and hand in this show of cryptic objects, objects that slyly enumerate where Cantabrians have been over the last three years and where we might go next.

Which is not to say that Julia Morison’s latest work is driven by a specifics of place. But its challenge to the ethics of framing, its deep affinities with the shadow side of the folk-tale and its refusal to tell it straight, means that these disorienting, near monochrome productions perversely locate themselves on the edges of chaos and ruin...”

From “I Spy With My Errant Eye: 51 Views For A City”, the catalogue essay by Anna Smith for Julia Morison’s 2000 Grounds For Error, first shown by Two Rooms, Auckland, in July/August 2013.
 
Orlando     
Perry    
Rosa
 
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Details of works
 
Io           
plaster, fibreglass & frame
680 x 430 x 30mm    
 
Hortense    
plaster, clay, fimo & frame
790 x 410 x 55m
 
Angelina
plaster, rubber cord & frame
760 x 480 x 140mm   
 
Orlando
plaster & silver leaf on frame
950 x 420 x 75mm
 
Perry
plaster, chain & frame
935 x 535 x 65mm
 
Rosa
plaster, Madame’s blush & frame
135 x 95 x 40mm
 
Ravenna   
plaster, mirror, poly-foam & silver leaf on frame    
600 x 860 x 150mm    
 
 
All works are from 2013