Talitha Kennedy | Palpable Voids
27 September – 20 October 2018
Talitha Kennedy’s corporeal works embody natural forces in a constructed world. Her highly personal practice and idiosyncratic use of materials act as allegories of renewal and destruction. Hands-on repetitive processes bring into being fetish-like objects that offer to allay anxieties of impermanent existence.
Black leather soft sculptures interpret organic forms as creature like hybrids of plant, body and landscape to convey an aesthetic of fecundity. Talitha’s textile practice guides her approach to drawing where a skin of surfaces is woven in pen and ink. Intuitive stitch-like marks follow the wrinkles and slopes of crumpled paper conjuring things in flux such as decay, cobwebs or fleeting shadows.
Palpable Voids presents recent sculptures and new drawings as a discipline in filling time and overcoming emptiness, a doodle as heroic gesture.