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DEATH BE KIND

On life after death

4th September - 26 September 2010

Martha Mcdonald, Patrick Pound, Elizabeth Pulie

On life after death is an exhibition about imagining the unseeable. The title comes from a book by psychiatrist Elizabeth Kubler Ross published in 1991, in which she examines cases of near death experiences and suggests there is no such thing as death. These ideas were a distinct departure from her earlier ground breaking book On Death and Dying where she first discussed what is now known as the five stages of death and grieving.

Tunnels of light, sparkling stars, areas of emptiness, eyes closed, eyes open, sitting, lying down, tears are drying over time. The life after death we encounter here visualizes the experience of looking at what we cannot normally see.

In Patrick Pounds clever categories of found photographs such as People that look dead but (probably) aren’t, Portrait of the wind and The photographers amongst others the photograph manages to record an un-memorable moment, the movement of air, and the person behind the camera's shadow.

Elizabeth Pulies paintings Death Of Art series one with dark backgrounds and circular motifs floating on a grid of square canvases create strange relections of each other and a changing configuration of shapes colours and lines into an unfamiliar pattern. The title of the work refers to the idea of an end game which in chess or art theory is to take something to its logical conclusion. The game must progress forward and therefore it must end if it is to have any conclusion at all.

Martha McDonalds portraits of grief show richly detailed surfaces where emotional stains soak the armour of mourning to leave their marks upon the skin.
Text by Elvis Richardson

Martha McDonald performs songs from the exhibition with Craig Woodward on fiddle, banjo and mandolin.
4pm Sunday 26th September 2010


DEATH BE KIND elizabeth pulieElizabeth Pulie, Death of Art Series One, acrylic, pastel and pencil on linen 2010

DEATH BE KIND, elizabeth pulieElizabeth Pulie, Death of Art Series One, acrylic, pastel and pencil on linen 2010

DEATH BE KIND, elizabeth pulieElizabeth Pulie, Death of Art Series One, acrylic, pastel and pencil on linen 2010

DEATH BE KIND, elizabeth pulieCarla Cescon, The Apartment 2010 and Tony Garafilakis, Franchise, 2010

DEATH BE KIND martha mcdonaldMartha McDonald, Untitled (Portrait) Optical Type C print, 11 x 14 in 2010

Martha McDonald, Hummingbox, Victorian ash, beeswax, brass hinges, mp3 player, speakers, amplifier, table, linen 2010


Martha McDonald
Untitled (tear stains) Optical Type C print, 11 x 14 in 2010
Untitled (detail) Optical Type C print, 11 x 14 in 2010
Untitled (portrait) Optical Type C print, 11 x 14 in 2010

Martha McDonald
Hummingbox, Victorian ash, beeswax, brass hinges, mp3 player, speakers, amplifier, table, linen 2010
wall:
I wish I was some little sparrow, embroidery floss, crepe paper, interfacing, saline solution 2010
Ain’t no little sparrow, embroidery floss, crepe paper, interfacing, saline 2010
I’ll drink nothing but my tears, embroidery, crepe paper, interfacing, saline 2010
Patrick Pound, People that look dead (but probably aren't) 2010


Patrick Pound, People that look dead (but probably aren't) 2010



Patrick Pound, The Photographers, Portrait of the wind, and Braille Album, Double Portrait (in frame on wall), installation view

Patrick Pound, The Photographers, Portrait of the wind, and Braille Album, Double Portrait (in frame on wall), installation view

Patrick Pound, The only picture I have of my brother Frank, passed away at the age of 19 Typfoid Phenomenia

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