Natasha Walsh: Timepiece - Art Collector

Natasha Walsh, 724 minutes, 2017, oil, pigment, and goats milk soap on copper, 6.2 x 5 cm. Courtesy the artist and Dominik Mersch Gallery

This work represents an organic timepiece, with each individual painting standing as an irregular measure of duration or unit of time. In working from life the self-portrait allowing the artist to intensely observe the passing of the present, as it coincides with her reflected face. As such the work alludes to the asynchronous shape of time where each experience is relative its own frame of reference, as opposed to the universally even mechanism of Newton’s clock time.
The temporal nature of the work was only enhanced by the copper support, a material visibly sensitive to processes of change within time. Consequently the support has its own record of the negotiation that took place between Walsh's mark making and its active surface. In this case chemically enhanced by the addition of salts and acids.

Exhibition Opens: 6pm-8pm, Thursday 21 September 2017
Exhibition Closes: 14 October 2017
Location: Dominik Mersch Gallery, Upstairs 75 McLachlan Ave, Rushcutters Bay, NSW 2011
Contact: +61 2 9368 1999
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