Joanne Mott: Fungiverous - Art Collector

Joanne Mott, Mycelioid #6, pencil, acrylic and mica on composite board, 90 x 60cm. Courtesy: the artist and Mars Gallery, Melbourne

Joanne Mott’s new body of work conveys the complex interrelationship between nature and culture and is a celebration of all of what fungi represents, both as a multifarious biological entity and as metaphor. Mott imposes the symmetry-forming process of woodturning upon the organic materiality of timber to produce these colourful and fungal forms. Drawings of white pencil on a ground of black painted paper portray various underground views of mycelium, the root structure of fungi. Melding abstraction and representation, together the sculptures and drawings in Fungiverous present fungi as a manifold and evocative subject to feast upon.

Opening: 6pm Thursday 9 May 2013
Exhibition closes: 2 June 2013
Location: Mars Gallery, 418 Bay Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Contact: 03 9681 8425

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