Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is pleased to present Mothering Gardens, an exhibition of new works by Kathy Temin. Known for her large-scale indoor sculptures and installations of tree-like forms covered in synthetic fur, Temin has been creating what she refers to as monuments, memorial and garden objects since 2007. Mothering Gardens juxtaposes Temin’s colossal work with her previously domestically scaled works that engage with modes of display from the home. In referring to minimal structures and to the work of other artists, such as Eva Hesse‘s organic minimalism or Claes Oldenburg‘s soft pop sculptures, Temin rehearses and reclaims late modernist history as her own. Temin’s reclaiming of 20th century art history parallels a reclaiming of her family’s own history of European displacement and migration to Australia. By toying with the dichotomies of kitsch and formalism, solemnity and playfulness, Temin engages with personal and universal experiences of remembrance, loss and history.
Opening reception: Wednesday May 12, 2021 at 6-8pm
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