TEELAH GEORGE (WA) - YELLOWING
Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 5th October
Artist Talks - 6:00pm
Running - 6th October - 22nd October 2016
This body of work incorporates found object, textile and painting to expand on ideas of material volatility. The title, Yellowing, suggests both the colour, yellow, whilst also referring to a process of material change occurring over time. Here this play on wording is explored as both an intended and inevitable outcome as a way to question making and material hierarchies. The works themselves become markers of time spent, constructed through the duration of the seasons or the makers hand, coming together as a way to expand on the inherent entropy in material things and the stories they ponder.
Teelah George (b.1984 Perth) is a visual artist, working primarily in painting, drawing, print and installation. Employing archives and collections as a point of departure and questioning within her practice. Recent exhibitions include: New Strokes (Gallery 9, Sydney), All-Seeing Eyes by the Beige Garden Bed (Pet Projects, Perth) both 2016. Epic Narratives (PICA, Perth), Face Vase and Rag Painting (Bus Projects, Melbourne), Getting Things Done (Fontanelle Gallery, Adelaide) all 2015. George was selected as the non-acquisitive winner of the Fremantle Print Award 2015, overall acquisitive winner of the City of Joondalup Community Invitation Art Award 2014, has been a finalist in the Guirguis New Art Prize 2015, Rick Amor Drawing Prize 2014, Fremantle Print Award 2013, and a semi finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2013. Her work is held in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, University of Western Australia Collection, Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art and the City of Joondalup Collection.