Catherine Truman : no surface holds at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Posted: July 4, 2019 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time

yesterday we visited Catherine Truman’s touring exhibition ‘no surface holds’ at Hawkesbury Regional Gallery
In Preparation for Seeing: Cell Culture Glove 2015
white cotton glove encrusted with glass spheres, Coplin jar, microscopic slides, steel forceps inlaid with glass spheres, light pad
Ongoing Being detail 2010
mixed media
Crab Claw installation 2015-17
glass spheres, crab claws, bones, shells, sea urchins
no surface holds is a line by the Belgian/French feminist Luce Irigaray from her book ‘The Sex Which Is Not One’ (1977)
Truman notes “it’s a potent piece of writing… about the dissolving of boundaries that exist between two people.”
Catherine writes “I’m illusionist at best and when I make an image or an object the catalyst is usually a very transient impression, something fleeting, perhaps just a sensation. I become deliciously absorbed in the quest to make something tangible of that sensation and yet I know it’s actually impossible. I work with the notion that all knowledge is fluid and can be altered by something as simple as the shifting light.”
Catherine is one of those amazing artists who builds bridges between science and art, a very inspiring show
then this morning Jude Hill began her Patchwork in Perspective Part 2 looking at components and their fluidities of connection
which got me considering these leftovers from the dream

  1. yvette dopheide says:

    Looks very interesting Mo! See you at Jude

  2. Nancy says:

    Love how your mind works! That last photo is a perfect compliment and carry on!

  3. deemallon says:

    Her work reminds me of yours in spirit but I have to say I like yours a ton better.

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