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Haefligers Cottage

1 - 28 March 2019

Tess Mehonoshen’s sculptural practice examines the current trend of transient living and the resulting disconnection that occurs with loss of place. Mehonoshen seeks to both mimic and disrupt the separation between urban and rural through material ambiguity, questioning categorisations of ‘place’. Using a mixture of found Cootharaba red clay, cement and iron oxide left in the open, the natural processes of erosion and disintegration are shown in her sculptures. In this, Mehonoshen exposes the vulnerabilities and boundaries of materials, toying with and straining their properties beyond normal use.

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 IMAGES: (L to R) Tess Mehonoshen, Mid Stump, 2017, Cootharaba red clay, cement, iron oxide, fabric, dimensions variable, installed onsite at Cootharaba. Photograph by artist. Tess Mehonoshen, Silver Tree, 2017, Cootharaba Red Clay, Cement, Iron Oxide, Fabric, Dimensions variable, Installed onsite at Cootharaba. Photograph by artist. Tess Mehonoshen, Doorway Blockade (Mid), 2017, Cootharaba red clay, cement, iron oxide, fabric, dimensions variable, installed onsite at House Conspiracy, Brisbane. Photograph courtesy of House Conspiracy. MENU IMAGE: Tess Mehonoshen, Fold, 2015, Cootharaba red clay, cement, fabric, dimensions variable, time-lapse installation project onsite at Cootharaba. Photograph by artist.