Melbourne Hollow Ware is a mix of personal philosophy and material practice.
The culture of vessel making is a visual culture. Expressing visual intelligence with manual dexterity the makers in this exhibition have taken their philosophical cues from intricate and complex structures while others draw on more obscure references of jewellery history and in one case an Australian indigenous system of knotting. Each vessel maker has his or her own personal knowledge bank. Knowing some biographical information about the maker or the object making can be helpful. Plotlines or sequence strategies, character observed in earlier work can be informing and expansive in viewing the object. There exists an admiring, and possibly an echo of a previous jewellery object or vessel where visual vocabulary previously observed is recognised in the vessel of the moment.
www.marzee.nl/ Galerie Marzee Lage Markt 3 / Waalkade 4 6511 VK Nijmegen The Netherlands