Talitha Kennedy - Tricky Terrain
Darwin Visual Arts Association Inc (DVAA) www.dvaa.net.au
February 5 – 23 2012
Visual artist Talitha Kennedy sets up residence at DVAA using the gallery as an active research space into human relationships with nature. This solo exhibition includes recent drawing, sculpture and works in progress with four weekly public events to discuss how contemporary art addresses environmental concerns.
Teasing out the contest between human culture and wild nature, Talitha Kennedy tests the aesthetics of fecundity on constructed objects. Her meticulous approach takes form in hand-stitched leather soft-sculptures, the use of animal skin brings into question the necessary death of things in order to create the new.
Events: Sun Feb 5 Happy Yess Markets 2-6pm, Thurs Feb 9, 16 & 23 5.30-8.30pm