26 October 2013

Lynne Barwick and India Zegan: Closer

November 16 to December 1
Opening Fri 15 Nov 6-8 pm

India Zegan and Lynne Barwick’s work is linked by a shared interest in cultural narratives of identity, in the blurred ground of fiction and autobiography and in disrupting empirical language to reveal its surrounding ghosts. In a furthering of the artists’ discussions, Zegan’s abstracted portraits and Barwick’s painted text, reflect and engage each other in an open-ended conversation.

Zegan’s suite of twelve, blind-embossed prints are the latest addition to her Museum of Fathers – an ongoing project of applying the structures and processes of contemporary museum culture to her explorations of fatherhood and gender. 

Barwick’s text pieces incorporate literary techniques and genres to examine the uses of language in contemporary art. Barwick’s installation for Closer presents a series of propositions and declarations that examine the narratives that underpin ideas of community and evolution. 

Lynne Barwick (left), Signs & Wonders 1, 2013 (installation detail).
Photographer Felicity Jenkins.
India Zegan (right), Woodblock for Ghosts: ACR/MEJ #37,  2011-2013.
Photographer Eamonn McLoughlin.

India Zegan and Lynne Barwick are Sydney-based artists.
Their respective work can be viewed online at: