21st April – 27th May 2023
Anna Schwartz Gallery
Eight, plush, wall sculptures, differing in scale, inhabit the gallery, in a dusty pink palate. These works are individually sewn, stuffed, and covered with Temin’s signature medium of synthetic fur; soft, cuddly, toy-like, artificial: challenging conventions of both taste and art history. Craft activities from the 1970s are combined with Minimalism, invoking the grid, repetition and the monochrome. These are objects for personal and collective remembering.
The exhibition Wall Works… invokes notions of suburbia and interior design, structured around tensions between the familiar and the strange, the organic and the artificial, the sentimental and the monumental.
Kathy Temin is Professor at MADA, Monash Art Design & Architecture, Monash University.