An exploration into the interconnectedness of life on earth – between human, animal, and plant beings, this exhibition featuring Angela Valamanesh is part of the Jam Factory’s Icon series.
This life view, first felt intuitively by the artist; is reinforced through her ongoing research at leading libraries and scientific institutions both in Australia and abroad. Her drawings, ceramic objects, and watercolours are the result of an incredible depth of research, referencing complex scientific, historic, and philosophical ideas. Angela’s imagery stems from micro- and macro- biology, historical anatomical and botanical illustrations, natural history collections, and rare books. Valamanesh’s oeuvre is populated with the animal, vegetable, and mineral with glimpses of microbes, bacteria, pathogens, and spores. The works elicit ambiguity and present a strong sense of personal investigation.
Artwork: Angela Valamanesh, Various friends and enemies no. 6, 2016. Photo: Michael Kluvanek.
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here is a JamFactory touring exhibition.
JamFactory ICON Angela Valamanesh: About being here has been assisted by the South Australian Government through the Department for Innovation and Skills and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, Contemporary Touring Initiative.
Angela Valamanesh acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts.
Angela Valamanesh is represented by GAG PROJECTS, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide.