“The more I learn of the beauty and intricacy of this system the more I am overwhelmed both by how amazing it is and by how little we are doing to protect it. However, when I hear about people getting together to stand up for a gum tree in Bulleen, I think that maybe there is room for hope,” says Patricia Piccinini.
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery is delighted to present a highly anticipated solo exhibition with one of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists, Patricia Piccinini. The Gardener’s Eye features an iconic hyper-realistic life-size sculpture, an assembly of smaller mechanical sculptures, her signature Panelworks, and a suite of drawings. Woven within this exhibition are new works that investigate the notions of nature and its relationship with the contemporary world. Her work reveals a deep awareness, both intellectual and sensory, of how people might re-imagine our relationship with nature. This exhibition describes both the resilience of the natural world and the seemingly dissonant fragility of this system as it interacts with the built environment. This new body of work continues the artist’s long-term interest in the tensions between the natural and the artificial, the aesthetic and the deformed, and the familiar and the strange. With a note of hope, The Gardener’s Eye represents fertility in the most expanded sense: life, abundance, diversity, fecundity, reproduction, and parenthood.
The gallery is open and adhering to social distancing measures.
The exhibition can also be viewed online. View the exhibition here.