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Eidolon

June 28 - July 29, 2017

 
 
installation view
 
 
Eidolon II #6
               Eidolon II #3

Eidolon in ancient Greek referred to a ghostly presence or phantasm, for which one needed to look with rigour and with care.  A decent term for an artist then, and particularly apt for Anne Noble who has long worked with patient deliberation on subject matter ranging from the Whanganui River to Antarctica. She has most recently trained her formidable powers of observation upon the humble honey bee.

Eidolon II #3 and #6 (pictured above) are a visual requiem for the worker bee. Following the dark grounds of Noble’s Dead Bee Portraits, Eidolon II is the artist once again working white on white (recollecting the subtle tonal shifts of her Antarctic Whiteout series). She photographs casualties from her own hive, 3-D prints them in white resin, and re-photographs them before a white ground – utterly delicate in death.
 
Eidolon #5
       Eidolon #3
 
The initial Eidolon series are quite different, made entirely in camera and printed big and in colour. Conceived in her Fulbright studio at Columbia University, New York in 2014/15, Noble placed plucked bees wings on the lit screen of her cellphone, stacked lenses on top, added side light and photographed looking down from above. The lenses blur edges which lend the photographs real movement and power. The camera focuses on the handsome veined wing struts and rainbows of light refracted through the wings themselves, each wing etched with a surface pattern almost its own. The images look beautiful but feel slightly haunting at the same time – testament to the poetry of the honeybee which faces a future of swirling difficulty.

The tintypes are the darkest presence in the show, which is a little ironic as Noble has obviously reveled in the rich materiality of this old photographic medium. Working the emulsion (almost floridly) onto aluminium sheet, and enjoying the directness of contact printing, A Bee Wing Morphology #6 and #7 combine the qualities of a naturalist’s slide collection with the photographer’s ability to conjure light out of darkness. They are terrific images. One-offs. And typically Noble, in their gentle insistence that art be informed by humanity and by inquisitive research – a pursuit of knowledge almost akin to science.
JS
 
A Bee Wing Morphology #7
               A Bee Wing Morphology #6
 
 

Installation views

 
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Framed tintypes and Eidolon #4
 

Eidolon II #6 framed
   Eidolon II #3 framed   A Bee Wing Morphology #7 framed    A Bee Wing Morphology #6 framed
 

 Eidolon #4
 
 

List of works

Eidolon #3, 2015
pigment print on Hahnemühle 310gsm, ed of 7    1200 x 800mm (1360 x 960mm fr)
$6500

Eidolon #4, 2015
pigment print on Hahnemühle 310gsm, ed of 7    1200 x 800mm (1360 x 960mm fr)
$6500

Eidolon #5, 2015
pigment print on Hahnemühle 310gsm, ed of 7    1200 x 800mm (1360 x 960mm fr)
$6500

Eidolon II #3, 2017
pigment print on Canson Baryta 310gsm, ed of 5    250 x 175mm (410 x 340mm fr)
$3800

Eidolon II #6, 2017
pigment print on Canson Baryta 310gsm, ed of 5    250 x 175mm (410 x 340mm fr)
$3800

A Bee Wing Morphology #6, 2015
unique tintype / silver emulsion on gelatin-coated polished aluminium   250 x 190mm (300 x 250mm fr)
$4000

A Bee Wing Morphology #7, 2015
unique tintype / silver emulsion on gelatin-coated polished aluminium   250 x 190mm (300 x 250mm fr)
$4000

Prices are for framed works and include GST

 

 

Braunias, Hood & Martin

June 28 - July 29, 2017
 

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Selected works

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Mark Braunias

small canvas 8 - untitled
       small canvas 1 - untitled        small canvas 7 - Pink I
 

small canvas 2 - untitled
         small canvas 5 - Idol          small canvas 3 - untitled

small canvas 4 - Head II
       small canvas 6 - untitled        small canvas 9 - Head III

 

 

Rob Hood

the psychic free energy is in the external
       condensed random payoff relevant modified septic unbeingness dirt hole

 

the infected nurse doctor function is in a big hole
       undeclining black plastic lever visible paste

 

RKP
        In Your Mind Teleplasmic Mass

 

Teleplasmic Mass (Techno Bowie)

 

Teleplasmic Mass (Stevie Wonder)

 

 

Leigh Martin

 

Untitled (pink) 2009

 

List of works

 
Mark Braunias    small canvases, 2016    acrylic on canvas    dimensions variable  
                        $875 each

Rob Hood          the psychic free energy is in the external, 2006/07
                        mixed media on paper    710 x 710mm    $1400

Rob Hood          condensed random payoff relevant modified septic unbeingness dirt hole
                        2006/07    mixed media on paper    700 x 700mm    $1400

Rob Hood          the infected nurse doctor function is in a big hole, 2006/07
                        mixed media on paper    700 x 700mm    $1400

Rob Hood          undeclining black plastic lever visible paste, 2006/07
                        mixed media on paper    610 x 700mm    $1400

Rob Hood          RKP, 2010    photographic print, 1/1    490 x 490mm (720 x 720 fr)
                        $2200 fr

Rob Hood          In Your Mind Teleplasmic Mass, 2009    mixed media    380 x 380mm fr   
                        $2600

Rob Hood          Teleplasmic Mass (Techno Bowie), 2008    mixed media    430 x 1350mm fr
                        $3800

Rob Hood          Teleplasmic Mass (Stevie Wonder), 2008    mixed media    430 x 730mm fr
                        $3200

Leigh Martin       Untitled (pink) 2009    pigmented resin on board    2300 x 2100mm
                        $32,000

Prices include GST