Go, said the bird

Shaun Tan, Courtney Jackson, Marcos Guzman & Inari Kiuru

Go, said the bird borrows its title from a poem by T.S. Eliot, and presents the work of four artists who examine the ambiguous nature of time through images, objects and jewellery.

Art Exhibition previously on at fortyfivedownstairs in Australia.
From Tuesday 01 September 2015 to Saturday 12 September 2015

The crossing image

Published by Fortyfivedownstairs on Tuesday 04 August 2015.
Contact the publisher.

“Go, said the bird, for the leaves were full of children,
Hidden excitedly, containing laughter.
Go, go, go, said the bird: human kind
Cannot bear very much reality.
Time past and time future
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present.”

T. S. Eliot, 1943
An extract from Burnt Norton (Quartet One), Four Quartets

Go, said the bird borrows its title from a poem by T.S. Eliot, and presents the work of four artists who examine the ambiguous nature of time through images, objects and jewellery in an upcoming exhibition at fortyfivedownstairs.

Shaun Tan’s large format oil paintings contemplate the experience of wild birds living within inner city environments. We often forget that cities belong to not only humans but also countless generations of other animals, both native and introduced.

Courtney Jackson’s jewellery pieces reference an industrial landscape distorted by nature and time. Wintry tones of bone white silver and pale gold combined with repetition and texture produce relic-like delicate, spindly structures and geometric patterned forms.

The future is a destination for an imaginative traveller. Volar, navegar and caminar – to fly, sail and walk in Marcos Guzman’s native Spanish – are modes of journeying towards dreamed up treasures. Guzman’s jewellery explores the awe-inspiring and the familiar sharing the same transient light of discovery.

Inari Kiuru envisions a future where familiar man-made structures and elements of nature are beginning to converge into new and strange forms through evolution. Kiuru’s mixed media installation of images, objects and jewellery highlights the extraordinary within everyday subjects.

Exhibition details
fortyfivedownstairs
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000
fortyfivedownstairs.com

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 12pm-4pm