Saturday, March 5, 2011

Visionary and Eclipse
(Exhibition - ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions)

Julie Ryder (Australia)

Preamble
This blogspot contains posts of artworks that have featured in my curated international exhibition - ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions. For your convenience I have listed these posts below.
ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions (Marie-Therese Wisniowski - Curator's Talk)
Sequestration of CO2 (Engaging New Visions) M-T. Wisniowski
Sacred Planet I (Engaging New Visions) J. Dunnewold
Under Pressure (Engaging New Visions) L.A. Beehler
lo Rising II & Giza (Engaging New Visions) R. Benson
Etruscan Relic (Engaging New Vision) J. Raffer Beck
Catch The Light 1 & 2 (Engaging New Visions) J. Schulze
Emerge (Engaging New Visions) J. Truckenbrod
Breathe Deeply (Engaging New Visions) C. Benn
Die Gedanken Sind Frei 3 & 4 (Engaging New Visions) C. Helmer
Black Birds I & II (Engaging New Visions) C. Holmes
Autumn Visions I & II (Engaging New Visions) J. Petruskeviciene
Razing/Raising Walls, Warsaw (Engaging New Visions) N. Starszakowna
Quite Alone Oasis… (Engaging New Visions) J. Urbiene
Nothing Is The Same I & II (Engaging New Visions) E. van Baarle
Discharge Thundercloud (Engaging New Visions) K. Kagajo
Shroud Of Ancient Echoes I & II (Engaging New Visions) S. Fell-McLean
Cane Toad Narrative (Engaging New Visions) H. Lancaster
Untitled ArtWorks (Engaging New Vision) Tjariya (Nungalka) Stanley and Tjunkaya Tapaya
Treescape (Engaging New Vision) A. Trevillian


Introduction
The Australian contribution to - ArtCloth: Engaging New Visions – will be on the blogspot for the next three weeks, thereby completing the contributions to this exhibition.

As the entry of “Eclipse” by Julie Ryder was a late inclusion into the exhibition no artist’s statement and techniques was available for this artwork.

The catalog of the exhibition is far more detailed in terms of opening addresses and artist’s biographies, curriculum vitae and statements etc. and moreover, is a holistic record of the exhibition itself. It will be available for sale on the Art Quill website in the not-too-distant future (2011).

Julie Ryder's WebSite: Julie


Synopsis of Artwork: Visionary
The inspiration for this work came from thinking about the way in which we view objects, such as those found in our landscapes, and the way we store them as memory for later recollection. Images and ideas seem to meld together, often creating totally new objects, or perceptions of that object, in our minds.

Thoughts and feelings become intermixed and multi-layered. At times we see things peripherally, at others we really focus in on the finer details. To take time to look beneath the layers presented to us, both physically and intellectually, is often a luxury in our fast-paced world.

The motif of the circle is, to me, not only indicative of our pathway through this life, but also our connection with other people, places and objects that we come in contact with. It also represents my past career in science - I identify it with viewing objects through a microscope or growing things in petri dishes, and discovering the secrets contained within them not visible with the naked eye.

I like to work with dyes onto fabrics because they do not alter the handle of the cloth - they don’t disrupt the enjoyment one has of feeling a beautiful natural fibre, such as silk. My philosophy as a textile designer is to not only create a fabric that looks good, but to create one that feels good as well. In this way its function is enhanced - it can be used purely as a decorative cloth within the home or be used for wearable garments.


Techniques
Resist paste, reactive dye, hand printed and hand painted on raw silk.
Size: 60 (width) x 300 cm (length).

(a) Eclipse and Visionary (Julie Ryder), left dyptich.
Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, NSW, Australia.
Photograph courtesy Cedric Boudjema, Director, Fairfield City Museum and Gallery.

(b)Visionary and Eclipse (Julie Ryder) third dyptich from the left.
Orange Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia.
Photograph courtesy Marie-Therese Wisniowski.

(c) Visionary and Eclipse (Julie Ryder).
Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
Photograph courtesy Karen Tyler, Director, Redcliffe City Art Gallery.
Photography by Al Sim.

(d) Visionary and Eclipse (Julie Ryder) third dyptich from the left.
Wangaratta Art Gallery, Victoria, Australia.
Photograph courtesy Marie-Therese Wisniowski.

(e) Visionary (Julie Ryder) - full view.

(f) Visionary (Julie Ryder) - detail view.

(g) Eclipse (Julie Ryder) - full view.

(h) Eclipse (Julie Ryder) - detail view.

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