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Susan Jowsey
November 7 - November 29, 2001

Notions of longing and nostalgia filters through the work of Auckland artist Susan Jowsey. In Flutter, images of birds populate the gallery space, clustered and waiting. Screenprinted directly onto the walls in pale pink face powder they are perhaps more akin to shadows and traces than ornithology itself. The sensuous feminine touch and smell of the powder evokes memories of maternal comfort and safety, yet we are also aware of the physical instability of the work, erasable at the touch of a finger, it sits poised for destruction in a state of almost unbearable vulnerability.

Reviews & Essays

Flutter - Susan Jowsey
Essay by Rosemary Forde
in The Physics Room Annual 2001
ISBN 0-9582359-1-0

Susan Jowsey - Flutter
Log 15, Summer 2002, p. 48-49
Robyn Stoney
<also available on-line>

Art without Morrow
Presto, Oct 2001
Dr Bruce Jenner

Objection, Flutter
The Package Oct 2001
Andrew Paul Wood