Lost.Bird.Collecting

Lost.Bird.Collectingis an extensive exhibition of work created over six years that engages with ideas of collecting, intersections of natural and cultural history, colonizations and extinctions, and art and hobby art. The exhibition includes drawings and paintings on found thrift-store paintings, paintings made ‘from scratch’, video loops of local bird and animal sightings, ceramic shards, found object assemblages and a display cabinet of assorted found and made objects. A collection of dated televisions play loops of bird and animal fottage collected locally. In the far corner, diagonal to the entrance, is a large painting (84 x 64 inches) is based on a watercolour by Maria Sibylla Merian (1647 –1717). Merian was a naturalist and scientific illustrator whose remarkable life included a voyage to Surinam at the age of 52 where she illustrated the plant flor pavanis. Merian discovered, through the unheard of practice of speaking to the slaves, that these local women used the plant as an abortifacient, in an act of resistance to their colonist masters.

Dahle_LBC_01_WestWall_sign
Dahle_LBC_02 WaterColoursTVDodo
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dahle_LBC_08_SWtoNEview.jpg
dahle_LBC_03_MartiniqueParrot,GuadeloupeParrot.jpg
Martinique Parrot
dahle_LBC_04_Afte FrancoisGerard1802.jpg
After Francois Gerard 1802
dahle_LBC_05_penguin.jpg
dahle_LBC_06_bird.jpg
dahle_LBC_07_detail_birds.jpg
dahle_LBC_09_Dressandpaintings.jpg
dahle_LBC_11_Untitled.jpg
dahle_LBC_12_dresscorner.jpg
dahle_LBC_15EastWallTVs.jpg
dahle_LBC_16_detail.jpg
dahle_LBC_17_detail.jpg
dahle_LBC_18_detail.jpg
dahle_LBC_19_detail.jpg
dahle_LBC_20_detail.jpg
dahle_LBC_21_Moose.jpg
dahle_LBC_22_Poppy.jpg
dahle_LBC_23_redhen.jpg
dahle_LBC_25_VGMcKenzie.jpg
dahle_LBC_26_Southlookeast.jpg
dahle_LBC_27_Bunnies.jpg
dahle_LBC_29_Gesso.jpg
dahle_LBC_30_gesso.jpg
dahle_LBC_31_videobear.jpg
dahle_LBC_32_videoantelope.jpg
dahle_LBC_33_paintingrack.jpg
dahle_LBC_34_storageroom.jpg
dahle_LBC_35_installationview.jpg
dahle_LBC_36_Greypaintingstable.jpg
dahle_LBC_37_ lionladydeer.jpg
Grey Paintings - Detail
Dahle_LBC_06_Cardinaldress
dahle_LBC_38_tableVieweast.jpg
dahle_LBC_39_tableview.jpg
dahle_LBC_40_viewWest.jpg
dahle_LBC_41_plinthbird.jpg
dahle_LBC_42_bird.jpg
untitled
dahle_LBC_Merian.jpg
After Maria Sybilla Merian
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After Maria Sibylla Merian (detail)