The Edible Woman by Meredith Turnbull
(16 Nov - 8 Dec 2012 at Westspace, Melbourne, Australia)
Something between the blurry image of a woman in a hand held mirror and the bulbous Nanas, The Edible Woman is an interior sculpture project comprising structures, decorative columns and wall painting. It explores notions of excess, embellishment, adornment and décor with an emphasis on object language, form and abstraction. Through art-historical reference and oblique appropriation the project draws on a variety of sources from the literary work of Margaret Atwood, Catalan Romanesque art, 1970s textile printing to artworks by Constantin Brancusi and Niki de Saint Phalle.
Meredith Turnbull’s work focuses on the potential and practical implications of the subject areas of sculpture and craft and a territory between the intimate, interior and large-scales. She completed a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Art History at La Trobe University in 2000 and a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2005. Recent projects include: Clunky, Loose and Tight, Sutton Project Space, Co-workers, Rae and Bennet both in 2012, Target Practice, Centre for Contemporary Photography, 2011, Scale Practice, (with Bridie Lunney), Craft Victoria, 2010, and The Body Electric, (with Ross Coulter), Conical, Fitzroy in 2009. Meredith is a current PhD candidate in Fine Art at Monash University in the Faculty of Art and Design. (Text via West Space)