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Holly Story’s exhibition of prints and objects is inspired by her love of Deep River, a biodiversity hotspot in the South West of WA.

She stated,
“In my recent practice I have been exploring notions of “landscape” and “place” and the role of the body and memory in their cultural construction. The direction of my new work shifts the emphasis more particularly onto the sensory nature of human perception and I am excited by the potential of the work to articulate a corporeal sensibility in relation to environmental politics…”

“My ideas have been influenced by the discourses of phenomenology - the philosophy of perception – and the writings of David Abram, in particular his interpretation of the ideas of the philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who stated, “…the boundaries of a living body are open and indeterminate; more like membranes than barriers, they define a surface of metamorphosis and exchange.”

Holly’s work focus on these surfaces of ‘metamorphosis and exchange’, developing forms that evoke plant, animal and human “skins” in a fluid continuum of internal and external surfaces. Hand-dyed and stitched blankets become metaphors for skins, pelts or coverings. Native plant matter and human hair are pressed into the soft pliable surface of thin lead sheets, leaving intricate details, like fragments of memory. These “nature pressings” are based on techniques used by early botanists to record specimens. Through this investigation Holly hopes to further her, and her viewers’, understanding of the interdependence of the human and natural world.

Holly Story’s exhibition is proudly sponsored by ArtsWA and The Church Gallery Art Angels.

*prices valid 2006

 


green pelt
blanket, silk thread, plant dyes, wooden stool
1700 x 2100cm
2006
$6600

detail
deep river notebook: visit
embossed lead, solvent transfer on rag paper
34 x 60cm
2006
$800
pink pelt
plant dyes, silk thread, old blanket
1700x2100cm
2006
$6600
detail
deep river notebook: blue
embossed lead, solvent transfer on rag paper
34 x 60cm
2006
$800
night walk #3
embossed lead, oil paint, embroidery hoop
30 x 30cm approx.
2006
$660
offerings
plant dyed blankets + wooden stools
47 x 40 x 40cm each
2006
$6600
deep river notebook: kangaroo
embossed lead, solvent transfer on rag paper
34 x 60cm
2006
$800
night walk #5
embossed lead, oil paint, embroidery hoop
30 x 30cm approx.
2006
$660
night walk #1
embossed lead, oil paint, embroidery hoop
30 x 30cm approx.
2006
$660

deep river notebook: moon
embossed lead, solvent transfer on rag paper
34 x 60cm
2006
$800
night walk #2
embossed lead, oil paint, embroidery hoop
30 x 30cm approx.
2006
$660 SOLD
night walk #4
embossed lead, oil paint, embroidery hoop
30 x 30cm approx.
2006
$660 SOLD
deep river notebook: fragrant
embossed lead, solvent transfer on rag paper
34 x 60cm
2006
$800
annunciation
embossed lead, oil paint
10 x 190 cm
2006
$660 SOLD
deep river notebook: path
embossed lead, solvent transfer on rag paper
34 x 60cm
2006
$800

This page is an archived record of this exhibition. Prices are valid for the year of exhibition only.

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