arbor temporis momentum: Louiseann King
Louiseann King is the Bendigo Art Gallery 2017 Going Solo artist; an initiative providing contemporary artists living and working in central Victoria the opportunity to produce a significant new body of work for solo exhibition.
For King, the natural world provides rich symbolism for self-reflection as well as a medium to probe broader cultural and social structures and histories. Her immersive installation arbor temporis momentum is an imagined landscape comprised of objects foraged and formed; in some cases completely transformed through a casting process. Paying homage to the fragility and beauty of nature, these tangible elements, many gathered from the bushland near King’s home and studio, are woven into the work in poetic layers, which touch upon family and the lived experience of women in Australia, particularly in connection to the land and domestic enterprise.
Soundscape by renowned Australian sound artist Philip Samartzis.
This exhibition is proudly supported by Creative Victoria through a VicArts New Work Grant.
Louiseann King, arbor temporis momentum - recedo, 2017. bronze, vintage glass vessels, Early Australian Colonial Kauri Pine table, vintage wool crochet baby blanket, vintage glass panels. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Danny Wootton.
Louiseann King, arbor temporis momentum – cortex, 2017. bronze, vintage glass industrial tubes, Australian Sheoak & White Cedar Colonial Table, vintage Australian wool blanket, vintage patterned coloured glass windows, vintage window glass. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Tim Burder