Belinda Fox at Sydney Contemporary
Hold, 2015, watercolour and drawing on board, 110 x 200 cm
Arthouse Gallery is excited to announce that Belinda Fox will be presenting a new series of works at Sydney Contemporary 2015.
Featuring paintings, sculptures, prints and ceramics created in various locations across Asia, ‘Balancing the World’ represents Fox’s material, cultural and conceptual dialogue with her broader surrounds. The exhibition extends Fox’s interrogation of the tenuous balancing act faced by a global society mounted on an insatiable thirst for ‘progress’.
In her paintings and prints, the artist depicts extinct and endangered bird species to microcosmically frame the increasing deterioration that is occurring to our environment. She also employs the motif of the peony flower, a traditional Chinese symbol for prosperity and power, hinting at how these virtues can both build and destroy community.
Following her successful collaboration with Australian ceramicist Neville French, Fox will also present new ceramics created in association with internationally-renowned Singaporean artist Jason Lim. Lim’s anthropomorphic ceramic sculptures linger on the line between creation and collapse, and Fox’s intricate carved drawings suffuse these precarious forms with an added air of fragility.
Sydney Contemporary runs from 10 - 13 September at Carriageworks, Sydney. We'll see you at the fair!
Balancing the world I, 2015, 4 piece hand built raku and pit fired ceramics, 56 x 103 x 33 cm