TIME FRAMES
GALERIE POMPOM
TIME FRAMES

7th August - 1st September 2019

Time Frames brings together new works from the Settlement series formulated around images captured as low res I-Pad screen shots while viewing real-estate advertisements in Australia. My Settlement search criteria is looking for a two bedroom property in which to live with my family for under $250,000 which is the max limit of a loan I am capable of servicing on my income as an artist and part-time lecturer.

I have selected images where clocks and records of time are present as a way to engage with the contradictions found within these real-estate images and my collecting of them. The Settlement images document intensely personal spaces and tastes while also representing an instrument of global economies where the home has become completely commodified as the primary means of accumulating wealth and security today. These interiors seem to display the opposite. They feel retrospective, self-reflective, humble and real and remind us home is temporary and ‘you can’t take it with you’.

A domestic scale wrought iron gate Settlement physically embodies borders and entry points, providing security to someone while ensuring exclusion to someone else. I.O.U. a re-galvanized steel boot-grate is placed on the floor like a door-mat reminding us how continuing colonising and capitalist forces impact how we acknowledge, manage and share where we live; housing, farming, environment. A silver signet ring is shaped as a door lock and a silver door-key pendant necklace, are both souvenirs and mementos of the home and all the houses we have lived in and are yet to live in. Elvis Richardson 2019

Elvis Richardson
Settlement 1:12am
Digital Print mounted on aluminum
140x110cm, edition of 3 + AP
2019

Settlment 2:12pm
Digital Print mounted on recycled Kauri pine, resin coated, battery operated clock.
50x70cm 2019

Settlment 2:17pm
Digital Print mounted on recycled Kauri pine, resin coated, battery operated clock.
42x30cm 2019

Settlment 10:14am
Digital Print mounted on recycled Kauri pine, resin coated, battery operated clock.
42x30cm 2019

Settlment 11:37am
Digital Print mounted on recycled Kauri pine, resin coated, battery operated clock.
42x30cm 2019

Settlment
Wrought Iron gate
93x180cm 2018

I.O.U
Galvanised mild steel
60x36cm 2019

Keyhole ring
cast 925 silver signet ring
2019

Door Key pendant
cast 925 silver and 925 silver 20cm box-chain
2019

Settlement book
A3, 56 Page full colour
2016

  • elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016
  • elvis richardson, australian artist, settlement 2016