Irony in Flow
Concrete cloth and powder coated steel
120 x 110 x 180cm
In producing this work, I contemplated the passage of time across generations and how the mind propped by a fragile ego clings to the apparent solidity of day to day life. Yet beyond mind is an awareness of a fluidity that connects us to all, past and present, beings. The materials in this work engage with this subterranean flow, recall their own memory and reveal the nature of mind with its potential of becoming. In the process, the materials present a paradox between hard and soft offering an essential metaphor for contemplating this precious conditioned life.
(images 1 & 2: Sandra Winkworth)
Emryn Ingram-Shute is an emerging multi-disciplinary Australian artist. She completed her Bachelor and Masters of Fine Art at National Art School, NSW in 2022 majoring in sculpture where she was the recipient of the Sculpture by the Sea award, John Olsen prize for drawing and equal first in the Brandon Trackman Award. She is represented by the Dominik Mersch Gallery and her works are held in private collections around Australia.
Ingram-Shute investigates psychic and political themes through representations of inner and outer spaces across time. She transforms latent memories in her body through the materials at hand to express the dialectics across presence and absence: presence being the vibratory nature of the object in the here and now, and absence being the intergenerational conditioning-psychic and social, embedded in the body at a cellular level.
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