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"Lyndal Jefferies: Amoebase and Crystalline Matter"
2002-11-20 until 2002-12-20
NZ New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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
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.
Amorphous organ - amorphous pool 1996
aluminium, plastic, oil and water
250 x 390 cm