The Surface of Language Griffith University Webb Gallery 2013
Madeleine Kelly is an Australian painter living and working from Woolongong Australia.
Madeleine Kelly, Painter, Artist,
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    The Surface of Language Griffith University Webb Gallery 2013

    The Surface of Language seeks to embody the rubs between words and images, as well as the creation and destruction of knowledge. It informs and is informed by the work in other media, and used as its starting point a collection of stones containing a distinct line, or vein, of quartz. This ‘law of the line’, combined with the form of the stone, was used to conceive the symbolic references.

    Madeleine Kelly Rock Poem
    Rock Poem 2013 engraved beach stone with cross contour of quartz
    Madeleine Kelly Rock Poem 2013 engraved beach stone with cross contour of quartz
    Rock Poem 2013 engraved beach stone with cross contour of quartz

    The surface of language rock poem 14

    Smoten/broken/bloody/sea-sons/ greed/betokens/stub-born/reason
    Full/fall/cat/call/worry/some/wind-wall
    Scarcity/sabotage/curator/massage
    To cross/to draw/to underscore
    The/logic/of /an/uproar
    Ideal/star/eyed/to/mark/+/blow
    That/monu-meant/for/none/to/know
    Now/threshing/floors/carry/his-story/too
    Hands/that/tore/a-part/the/earth
    Hands/that/bombed/like/terns
    Awoke/an/eye/a/seed/like/egg
    This/blinking/globe/embedded/red

    Rock Poem - Scarcity 2013 engraved beach stone with cross contour of quartz
    Rock Poem - Scarcity 2013 engraved beach stone with cross contour of quartz

    The work is a creative response to philosopher Michel Foucault’s ideas about imagination:

    “And in fact imagination has nothing to do with forms or formation … we might rather describe the manifestations of the imagination as de-formation … while the imagination de-forms, it never destroys”

    Behind That Dusk Green Plane I 2013 acrylic on army tarpaulin 97 x 71 cm. pic Mick Richards
    Exodus 2013 oil on gesso board 41 x 34cm
    Truncated Shelter 2013 oil on gesso board 34 x 41cm
    Gallery

    Griffith University Webb Gallery

    Dates

    2013