19.5.08

SHOW OF THE WEEK

back into the woods...

Jazmina Cininas

We missed a great show at Green-Wood gallery that closed on the weekend, so we're making sure we give you all plenty of time to get onto this one... because it's another out of towner, and it promises to be a doozy. Encompassing installation, painting, digital imagery, contemporary crochet and printmaking The enchanted forest - new gothic storytellers is curated by the 'girlie wolf' herself, Jazmina Cininas and features works from some serious HML faves - Louise Weaver, Deborah Klein,Louiseann Zahra-King and Ms Cininas to name a few.

The six artists on show have produced specific works that "reflect the current fascination with mythic storytelling and nature-based allegory as expressed in cinema, literature as well as the visual arts...Through their work, they imagine an earlier time when animals and trees were thought to speak, when mankind was in thrall to the forest, and the boundary between civilization and wilderness was less clearly defined."

It sounds excellent and we're extremely pleased that they've kept the forest dark, mysterious and more than a little foreboding - after all that brambly undergrowth is not for everyone.

Louise Weaver

The enchanted forest will be on show at the Geelong Art Gallery until the 9th of June: then it will tour regional Victoria stopping off at Bendigo, Shepperton, Swan Hill, and LaTrobe galleries- so you should be able to catch it somewhere on a day trip if you miss it at Geelong.

Geelong Gallery
Little Malop Street, Geelong
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays 1pm to 5pm
T. + 61 3 5229 3645

1 comment:

shannon said...

This show looks mazing. Ramona I loved your review,it was very evocative and moving. I'd love to see this work in the flesh.