rainwob ii

Francis Upritchard

Exhibition Dates
4 April - 26 April 2008

For the last few years, the work of London-based artist Francis Upritchard has investigated the representational forms and signs thrown up by colonial history, both in her original home of New Zealand and internationally. 

Overview

For the last few years, the work of London-based artist Francis Upritchard has investigated the representational forms and signs thrown up by colonial history, both in her original home of New Zealand and internationally. In particular, she has experimented with remodelling familiar cultural artifacts in unfamiliar or ‘inappropriate' materials - for example "sloth" trophies out of old fur coats and "tiki's" out of plastic.

 

Her most recent works are figures developing on the edges of Fine Art and ‘Dungeons and Dragons'. Gestures, postures and expressions follow conventions from the holy to the crass. These cross the medieval, Sci-Fi and hippy.

 

In work developed and produced in Sydney further tangents were explored, including architectural structures - small dwellings in ceramic, glass, wood, found, leather elements. 


This project has been supported by the visiting artist residency in the Glass and Ceramics Studios at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

Francis Upritchard, 'rainwob ii', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Francis Upritchard, 'rainwob ii', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Francis Upritchard, 'rainwob ii', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Francis Upritchard, 'rainwob ii', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008

Francis Upritchard, 'rainwob ii', installation view, Artspace, Sydney, 2008