JO DARVALL | WINGED REALM⠀

Opening Night: Thursday July 15th 6 – 8pm

Artist Talk: Friday 4pm

Exhibition: July 15th – Aug 5th⠀

Image: Winged Realm no 29, 2021, 53cm x 78cm, monotype, chine colle on Hahnemühle paper ⠀

In Winged Realm Jo Darvall takes her audience on a journey through a mythical dream of past encounters set in a fertile organic playground shapes and forms reference the lotus flower and bird like shrouded creatures leaving subtle ⠀
impressions of memory, past experiences lie deep within the papers textures. Tension and texture are at play as Darvall’s monoprints assemble and reassemble the lotus; the sacred symbol of purity in Buddhism, beauty in Hinduism ⠀
as well as its association with rebirth in ancient Egypt. ⠀
The titles pays homage to avant-garde experimental poet Christopher Barnett, ⠀
Barnett a figure from Darvall’s past as a young artists living and working in Brunswick street Fitzroy where Barnett and other street poets would perform.

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