Pablo Fanque presents Beast by Jessica Morrison

1 Oxford Street Paddington Corner South Dowling Street

Jessica Morrison's first solo exhibition in Sydney is sure to enchant. Morrison's fantastical creatures and their teeth are an insight into the artist's wild imagination and deepest darkest fears.

Art Exhibition previously on at Pablo Fanque - modern accoutrement by artisans in Australia.
From Tuesday 24 June 2008 to Saturday 12 July 2008

Tiger vessel by Jessica Morrison image

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Jessica Morrison’s first solo exhibition in Sydney is sure to enchant. Morrison’s fantastical creatures and their teeth are an insight into the artist’s wild imagination and deepest darkest fears.

The peacock, the hybrid Kangambat – a composite of a kangaroo and a wombat – and her favourite the tiger, are all symbolically charged and provide us with an understanding of the artist’s own entities. She bestows each piece with the reverence dedicated to deified objects by ceremoniously applying gold leaf, jewels and regal colour.

“… these Beasts, appear to have been borne of an absinthe fuelled liaison between Faberge and Merric Boyd. The sculptural animal forms of the hand-built vessels do have an earthiness to them, but the ornate embellishments, the gilt surfaces, the precious stones, the gold leaf and enamel have me looking for the Imperial Eggs from which they must have just hatched." excerpt from essay I’m confused by jewellery artist Anna Davern.

The beast fascination extends to the jaws of her fanciful menagerie. Tiger fangs, canine teeth, and giant baboon tusks are cast in silver, encrusted with gold and decorated with colour to evoke exotic tribal adornments.

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