Travelling Light. Flutter and Flight by Marguerite Derricourt at Brenda May Gallery NSW. 30 July to 17 August 2013.
This exhibition, focusing on the life, nature and mannerisms of moths, emanates a sense of flutter and flight. Holding the centre of the room is Derricourt’s substantial sculpture, ‘Ghost Moth I’ – a claustrophobic cluster of activity in Corten steel. Moulded from Japanese paper, the artist has created a series delicate and textural pieces in white, grey and blue hues, which seemingly have just alighted gently onto the wall’s surface. Appearing to launch themselves from the walls, the ‘Shadowlands’ series visually defy their weighty material.
Brenda May Gallery 2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW 2017 http://www.brendamaygallery.com.au/
If you have the chance, don’t miss this marvelous event, Yareah Magazine friends. It’s worth!
About the artist: Marguerite Derricourt is best known as a sculptor of mixed media works, having studied art in South Africa, worked in Germany, lived in England and in the end, settled in Sydney. Her sculptures express a synthesis of movement and rest, turbulence and peace. Focussing primarily on subject matter drawn from the natural world, she has worked in a broad variety of media. Congratulations, Marguerite, great artworks!