• EXHIBITIONS

    2015 - ORCHARD Life in the Suburbs

    Life in the Suburbs


    Exhibition dates: 26 MAY – 14 JUNE 2015
    Opening: Saturday 30th May, 5 - 7pm

    The most consistent theme of this show 'Life in the Suburbs' may be difference and contradiction. Everyday life in Sydney's suburbs can appear consistent and predictable, but underneath the order lies complicated and chaotic pathways. Pausing to consider how our lifestyle and our food, wrapped and waiting in the refrigerator, arrived in its present form leads to a kind of wonder, as well as horror. These works come from the materials I hold in my hand, in this case mud or clay, and paper magazines scattered throughout the house, now dissected and re-arranged with their meanings and messages re-interpreted and re-assembled.
     
    My clay creatures are more familial and personal than the collages. Through them I use the experiences of my past to celebrate the joy of re-creating life and story every day; these creatures' stories are never directly told, only alluded to. Once they enter the world, they re-create themselves within the new home and surroundings they find themselves in.
    - Jenny Orchard 2015
    The most consistent theme of this show 'Life in the Suburbs' may be difference and contradiction. Everyday life in Sydney's suburbs can appear consistent and predictable, but underneath the order lies complicated and chaotic pathways. Pausing to consider how our lifestyle and our food, wrapped and waiting in the refrigerator, arrived in its present form leads to a kind of wonder, as well as horror. These works come from the materials I hold in my hand, in this case mud or clay, and paper magazines scattered throughout the house, now dissected and re-arranged with their meanings and messages re-interpreted and re-assembled.
     
    My clay creatures are more familial and personal than the collages. Through them I use the experiences of my past to celebrate the joy of re-creating life and story every day; these creatures' stories are never directly told, only alluded to. Once they enter the world, they re-create themselves within the new home and surroundings they find themselves in.
    - Jenny Orchard 2015