Wart – Eye See Pink, Black And White

Opening: Saturday 12th June
Exhibition Dates: 12 Jun - 11 Jul

Wed-Sat - 11am-6pm
Sun - 11am-5pm

Location:
130 Regent Street, Redfern

Featuring:


Artists statement

Ibis love my area. Ibis love scavenging.

This project has been a long time coming. Starting in 1993 when I did a research journey around Tanzania, the pink smear of flamingo in Ngorongoro Crater left a huge memory….

At that time of my life I was in and out of psych wards across the Sydney area….. it was a time where I wore a band aid on my forehead, you can’t see mental illness but my slogan was, broken brains, good heart…..

Comparing these two birds, their social distance, one very loved, one much maligned.

Much has happened for me since then.

The ideas of scrutiny, beauty and ostracization are things that I was thinking about and living with…. medication physically changes your body shape over time and creates other physical problems and mental states.

Everyone has an opinion on the Ibis, the Bin Chicken.  Pink Flamingos are adored, iconic. I wanted to show that these birds, the Ibis, revered in some cultures, is quite beautiful, while I give a more comic translation of the pretty flamingo…….

Our world is getting very small, even thru the pandemic, we are watched, we are under surveillance.

In 2018 I had a residency at Bundanon, supported through a grant from NAVA, and while there I made substantial progress on these ideas for which I was then awarded a CREATE NSW grant to realise this project and create this body of work.

Living with this disability is a constant challenge. I was diagnosed in my 30s with schizo-affective disorder. I am not an outsider artist. I studied Art and Design at Deakin University in the 70s and have continually exhibited and performed.

Ibis   2018          $1,500

mixed media on paper   148 x 111 cm

Hmmm…   2018          $1,500

mixed media on paper   135 x 143 cm

Get That Itch   2018          $1,500

mixed media on paper   135 x 138 cm

Gag Gag   2021          $1,800

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   69 x 48.5 cm

Scavenger Scavenging   2019          $2,500

mixed media on paper   67 x 99 cm

Big Bird   2021          $3,900

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   122 x 92 cm

Noses Down   2021          $1,800 each   $3,300 pair

oil and acrylic on board   59.5 x 40 cm

Noses Down   2021          $1,800 each   $3,300 pair

oil and acrylic on board   59.5 x 40 cm

After Image   2021          $1,800 each   $3,300 pair

oil and acrylic on board   59.5 x 40 cm

After Image   2021          $1,800 each   $3,300 pair

oil and acrylic on board   59.5 x 40 cm

Head Down Bum Up   2021          $1,800 each   $3,300 pair

oil and acrylic on board   59.5 x 40 cm

Head Down Bum Up   2021          $1,800 each   $3,300 pair

oil and acrylic on board   59.5 x 40 cm

Who’s A Pretty Boy Then?   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   27 x 27 cm

Deep Sad   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   29.5 x 23 cm

You Wouldn’t!   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   29.5 x 23 cm

Who Me?   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   29.5 x 23 cm

Bat Lashes   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   29.5 x 23 cm

Eye Fuk   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   29.5 x 23 cm

The Vacunt Stare   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   29.5 x 23 cm

You Said Wot?!   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   29.5 x 23 cm

Squeezing Out One   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   28 x 28 cm

Innocently Bold   2021          $1,100

oilstick, charcoal and enamel on paper   29.5 x 23 cm

First Impression   2021          $1,500

acrylic, charcoal and mixed media on paper   74 x 53.5 cm

Rejects   2021          $4,400

oil and acrylic on board   122 x 91.5 cm

Shake Ya Tails   2021          $4,400

oil and acrylic on board   122 x 91.5 cm

Anticipation   2021          $4,400

oil and acrylic on board   122 x 91.5 cm

Necks, Legs And Flaps   2021          $3,300

oil and acrylic on board   122 x 91.5 cm

Love A Long Neck   2021          $3,300

oil and acrylic on board   122 x 91.5 cm

Sleep’n After Long Flap   2021          $3,300

oil and acrylic on board   122 x 91.5 cm

The Pink Bits

I’m Over Here…Look Here!   2021          $4,500

oil and acrylic on paper   140 x 131 cm

Preening   2021          $4,500

oil and acrylic on paper   136 x 169 cm

Egg Shell Babies   2021          $4,500

oil and acrylic on paper   140 x 147 cm

It’s A Flamingle   2021          $4,500

oil and acrylic on paper with gold frame   85.5 x 57cm

EYE SEE YA

You Are Being Watched – installation   2021          $20,000

40 Eyes – oil on board of various sizes, neon ibis with otto bin and faux grass

Eye (Detail)

M. 0424 233 821e. diane@roguepopup.com.au
Open 11-6pm Wed-Sat, 11-5pm Sun, Closed Mon-Tue

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