Tangible Fractures is an exhibition that attempts to capture the relationship between the physical and psychological self through a collection of experimental works in painting, collage, wearable and non-wearable objects.
Jenny Du, Merena Nguyen and India Scard come together to explore facets of their own lived experiences in this multidisciplinary exhibition.
Smooth surfaces disrupted by slight marks, dimples and undulations, ever-changing with each touch and shift in light. In this new body of work, Jenny attempts to capture a feeling of silence and stillness through a series of talismanic objects made to be worn and held in times of chaos. Jenny will be challenging herself to a new way of creating, focusing on meaningful mark making while attempting to reach a state oneness between herself and the objects.
Merena’s work is a series of experimentations and processes of dismemberment. She explores the elusive nature of the body and attempts to transform the figure in a disjointed manner. By recontextualising the familiar limb into the unfamiliar, the works are intended to question what could be the real or the surreal. Using craft practices, the range of digital and sculptural works focuses on the physical act of deconstructing. Simultaneously, the concept of reconstructing objects and the figure suggests ephemerality both in the everchanging body and the image of the self. She invites the spectator to be playful, to touch and to experiment (literally and mentally) with the body of work.
India explores themes of mortality and people relationships with space and time, in particular, the ephemeral nature of humans. The figures she depicts are contrasted against voids, concealing and revealing aspects of the image. India attempts to capture a moment in time, highlighting the void that represents time before, and ultimately after, humankind. The works hope to capture a moment that is fleeting, as we humans are mortal beings, we embody ephemerality. This is just merely a moment in time. All we are, are objects in space.
FREE Workshop – FRANKENPIN, 11 August 2018, 2 – 3pm
Push your creative comfort zone with Jenny, Merena and India as they take you on a journey of controlled destruction. Create your very own frankenstein brooch out of pre-loved objects the artists have collected from their surroundings. Spaces limited, book at bridgetkennedy.com.au/tangible-fractures.