Nerine Martini: Unravel

Unravel is an exhibition of drawings and sculptures. This body of work continues Martini’s interest in ideas of belonging, loss, displacement, migration, travel and home. It is both a response to the uncertainties of our time as well as a personal narrative, one that is still in the process of unraveling.

Art Exhibition previously on at AirSpace Projects in Australia.
From Friday 03 June 2016 to Saturday 18 June 2016
Launch Friday 03 June 2016, 6-8pm

Between Certainties image Blind Spots I image Blind Spots II image True Lover's Knot image Strangle Knot image False Lover's Knot image To Untangle a Snarl image

Published by AirSpace Projects on Thursday 19 May 2016.
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Unravel: an exhibition of drawings and sculpture

The exhibition Unravel is a poetic response to the uncertainties of our time, as well as a personal reflection of memories of home, belonging and displacement. The centerpiece is a sculpture in the form of an anchor. This work, Between Certainties, deals with elements of opposition. An anchor represents security and safety: to be anchored. However, this sculpture is covered in checkered plastic, the type that is associated with cheap carry-all bags, evocative of poverty and mobility.

The drawings are based on specific knots and are accompanied by quotes from The Ashley Book of Knots. This provides both a description of the knot as well as a way of reading a symbolic meaning into the work. The artworks can operate as metaphors for personal relationships or emotional states, for example, strangle knot, true lovers knot, false lovers knot, and to untangle a snarl. This body of work continues Martini’s interest in ideas of belonging, loss, displacement, migration, travel and home.
Nerine Martini’s art practice spans over 20 years and has involved a continual shifting between a studio/exhibition practice and working on community-based, public art projects. Martini has exhibited widely, receiving numerous awards and her works have been included in exhibitions of national significance such as the Blake Prize, Sculpture by the Sea and the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Awards. She has completed many public art commissions, most recently for Blacktown City Council and for Wollongong City Council. Martini holds an MFA from COFA, UNSW and is currently undertaking a PhD at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

www.nerinemartini.com