and crystalline matter
20 November - 21 December, 2002
New Zealand born artist Lyndal Jefferies has spent
several years studying and exhibiting in Europe and Australia, her
recent return home will be marked by the presentation of two new
bodies of work at the Physics Room in Christchurch.
Using a variety of materials including mercury,
oil, pigments and sound, Jefferies has developed a series of pool
works exploring her interest in the molecular nature of matter.
The artist takes the human body as a starting point to discoveries
relating to all matter and energy systems. Installed in the Physics
Room will be amoebase, a work in which low frequency electrical
resistance is transmitted randomly through sound into pools of matter
- creating intricate patterns, wave forms and crystallisations.
Through this work Jefferies is able to give a kind of visual form
to sound, creating a new experience of the sonorous world for the
In an accompanying body of work, crystalline, Jefferies
again blends science and art, exploring the complex and intricate
nature of matter - how it acts and how it grows. In these works
Jefferies presents exquisite salt paintings grown on glass, complex
structures grown from saline solution and cast glass snow crystals.
Lyndal Jefferies studied at Sydney College of the
Arts, and Goldsmiths Colege in London. She recently completed a
residency at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Previous
exhibitions have included the London Biennialle, the Museum of Contemporary
Art Sydney, Transmission Gallery Edinburgh and Artspace in Auckland.
Reviews, Essays & Articles
The Package, December, 2002
Andrew Paul Wood
AMOEBASE ; CRYSTALLINE : Lyndal Jefferies
Essay bySally McIntyre
In The Physics Room Annual 2002