Exhibition Opening: Irene Amorosi - Descendent
Sunday 15th December 2019
2:00pm - 4:00pm
All welcome, please RSVP to email@example.com or (03) 9439 7712
“The origin of life is traced back to a single bacterium-like organism, the earliest singular cell surviving from the depths of the ocean. Largely known as a common ancestor, there is massive evidence to suggest that all life on earth is its descendent.
I ask you to observe an ant, functioning at the highest level of organisation, while it procures food for its colony. I ask you to consider how trees send distress signals about drought and disease, and of how other trees alter their behaviour when they receive these messages. Interconnectedness is not limited to humanity.
Works for this exhibition are raw and executed in mixed media giving a textured, organic and tangible approach to the subject matter. Each piece prepares a thought-provoking backdrop for the next, forming its own string of interconnectedness; descendence.
‘Descendent’ is about the very core of us.”
Irene Amorosi - Artist Statement