Ecologies of Being, 2019

Curated by Tanushri Saha & Naomi Segal for Peril Magazine

Jessica Bradford, Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Monisha Chippada, Kalanjay Dhir, Carmen Glynn-Braun, Gillian Kayrooz, Ida Lawrence, Sofiyah Ruqayah, Louise Zhang

2 – 20 July 2019
Kudos Gallery, 6 Napier St, Paddington NSW

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Installation view, left to right: Kalanjay Dhir, Planetary Anti-Ageing Method #1 (PAAM-1) 2018 (installation and video); Ida Lawrence, narrative paintings 2017-2019; Carmen Glynn-Braun, Complexion Conspiracy 2018 (hanging paint skins); Louise Zhang, Feed you pink 2018 (hanging sculpture). Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery

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Ida Lawrence, narrative paintings 2017-2019. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery.

Ida Lawrence, Seek first to understand 2019 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 57x53cm. Nolan Murphy.JPG

Ida Lawrence, Seek first to understand 2019, acrylic on unstretched canvas, 57x53cm. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery

Erin noticed that my neighbours prop their window open with a book called The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Maryanne, who works in HR, offered our friends 7 Habits of Highly Effective People training but no one could commit — except for Georgie, who already demonstrates many of the Habits of a Highly Effective Person. The other day, I peered over the neighbours’ fence. The book was gone, the window closed and a different window left open — one that stays open on its own.

Ida Lawrence, 6.25 a.m. Brisbane Airport 2019 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 27x30cm. Nolan Murphy.JPG

Ida Lawrence, 6.25 a.m. Brisbane Airport 2019 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 27x30cm. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery

A woman on her phone at 6:25 a.m., Departures Gate 2, Brisbane International Airport: ‘…I’m homesick already!…’

Ida Lawrence, Wesley 2018 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 33x42cm. Nolan Murphy.JPG

Ida Lawrence, Wesley 2018 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 33x42cm. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery

Ida Lawrence, Exactly the same 2018 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 37x46cm. Nolan Murphy.JPG

Ida Lawrence, Exactly the same 2018 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 37x46cm. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery.

My high school art teacher was a very eccentric woman. She’d often say strange things — & do stranger things — but our whole class did get pretty good at drawing. After finishing school I studied fine art for three years — obviously!?! A few months after graduating, I ran into this teacher again — she was sitting in a cafe & we had a really nice catch up. She didn’t seem so weird anymore, but she was exactly the same.

Ida Lawrence, Tropical Holbrook (surprisingly) 2017 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 56x36cm. Nolan Murphy.JPG

Ida Lawrence, Tropical Holbrook (surprisingly) 2017 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 56x36cm. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery.

Ida Lawrence, Quality Family Time 2019 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 49x43cm. Nolan Murphy.JPG

Ida Lawrence, Quality Family Time 2019 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 49x43cm. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery.

Quality Family Time
My dad showed me his favourite book. Photography. This is an excerpt, pages 48-49 — a pretty good indication of the book’s entirety. Apparently this book is good teaching material.

Ida Lawrence, Some bananas 2019, acylic on unstretched canvas, 43x33cm. Nolan Murphy.JPG

Ida Lawrence, Some bananas 2019 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 43x33cm. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery.

Ida Lawrence, A Gift from Okui (Jangan Tertipu Dengan Keluaran Tiruan) 2018 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 53x42cm. Nolan Murphy.JPG

Ida Lawrence, A Gift from Okui (Jangan Tertipu Dengan Keluaran Tiruan) 2018 acrylic on unstretched canvas, 53x42cm. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery.

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Installation view: Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen, Sounding Langshi: Mountain 2018 (paper sculpture and audio); Louise Zhang, Feed you pink 2018 (sculptures); Kalanjay Dhir, Planetary Anti-Ageing Method #1 (PAAM-1) 2018 (installation and video); Gillian Kayrooz, Guildford Is On The News Again 2019, You Going Parra late-Night? 2019, and Sunday’s Are Reserved For Marco Polo 2019 (organza silk prints). Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery

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Installation view, foreground: Sofiyah Ruqayah, Say the thing that is already in your mouth from bog bod reprise series 2019

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Installation view: Jessica Bradford, Haw Par Villa Rock Studies 2017 and Haw Par Villa Water Studies 2017-2018 (porcelain sculptures) and Journey to the West – Monk 2018 (drawings on canvas)

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Installation view: Carmen Glynn-Braun, Complexion Conspiracy 2018 (hanging paint skins); Monisha Chippada, dhūsara (dusk) 2019 (photographs and video)

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Ida Lawrence, narrative paintings, 2017-2019, installation view. Photographed by Nolan Murphy, courtesy Kudos Gallery

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