Beneath The Sheets - Cristina Beth & Nadene Carr 7-18 May 2024

Real intimacy depends on truth - lovingly told - especially in the bedroom” Joyce Brothers

Cristina Beth MFA

Nothing is ever fully erased, especially fabric which retains and hold the essence of the known and archived. Building on the sentimentality of Louise Bourgeois fabric work to reconstruct memories and experiences to examine her own past, where she states, “I do, I undo, I redo”. This ideology links to what has occurred and how to rebuild and mend the past to heal the future. 

Mattresses are a universal personal space instantly recognisable to everyone, as is the human condition relevant to each of us. To transcend and unite these platforms offer a rich space to examine ourselves and learn about each other and to offer a sense of transformation and healing.

 Nadene Carr BFA

 My practice is contemporary jewellery/sculpture. I plan to further my making with mild steel, looking into the bedroom and the objects found within. Also responding to the work Cristina has made allowing a conversation between each maker.

Nadene’s vessels reflect on the body form and the memories of the bedroom to offer an expression of love, or succour to the unwell.  Mild steel and welding techniques display an honesty and rawness juxtaposing beauty and aggression. As a jeweller, Nadene addresses ideas of beauty, value, and function in personal and intimate, adornment.  

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