Spring 1883 at The Establishment Hotel

Posted: September 15, 2019 by Mo Crow in art exhibitions, It's Crow Time
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Linde Ivimey Arno 2009
steel armature, acrylic resin, dyed cotton, natural and cast chicken & fish bones, 24ct gold and ruby
48 x 53 x 35 cm

Gould Creative Spring 1883
Louise Saxton Frida (after Kahlo 1946) 2017-18
reclaimed needlework, glass beads, lace-pins, beading-pins, satin ribbon, nylon tulle, on archival mount board
147 x 101.5 cm
Gould Creative Spring 1883
Louise Saxton Lover’s Eye (after Vermeer c.1665) 2018-19
reclaimed needlework, lace-pins, beading pins, cotton-velvet, nylon tulle, on archival mount-board
90 x 120 cm
Gould Creative Spring 1883
Louise Saxton Pearl (after Vermeer c.1665) 2017-18
reclaimed needlework, lace-pins, beading pins, cotton-velvet, nylon tulle, on archival mount-board
90 x 120 cm

Gould Creative Spring 1883
Ian  Cheesman installation
calf skins, cast bronze arrows
The Vivian Spring 1883
Matilda Davis never ending sabbath of turmoil and true love 2019
oil on canvas, trim.decoration
50 x 40.6cm
Neon Parc Spring 1883
Lore Langredies Survived #1 wall object 2019
cut roedeer hide, MDE
Funaki Spring 1883
26 galleries presented their selected artists in the rooms of the swanky Establishment Hotel for Spring 1883
the lighting wasn’t great and the works were difficult to appreciate in the small rooms but in this 21st C world galleries are trying to make the art viewing experience more interactive, for me & Old Man Crow it felt a bit too gimmicky
the best moment was meeting Louise Saxton in real life, I have admired her meticulous work for years online

Comments
  1. May be gimmicky but so interesting.

    • Mo Crow says:

      there was a lot of interesting work from interstate and New Zealand galleries that was good to see but for me these big art fairs are too overwhelming, I prefer seeing one exhibition at a time in a well lit gallery with enough space around each work for quiet contemplation

  2. Louise Watson says:

    Thanks for that post- interesting work by Louise Saxton- you can instantly recognise those lips from the girl with a pearl earring! Love the use of lace.

  3. Nancy says:

    Frida is sure everywhere these days!

  4. fiberels says:

    ahhhh Mo, so many special things … !

    (and I love Vermeer)

    • Mo Crow says:

      Louise explained how although Vermeer’s painting looks so precise when she looked closely at the detail of the lips there was a blurring which she achieved by using pink tulle on the edges of the lips, love her attention to all the details!

  5. deemallon says:

    this isn’t meant as a slight to the artists, but my favorite part of this post was reading the materials used… particularly mixing fish bones with rubies and gold!

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