A few years ago I stumbled across an intriguing show at the teriffic Gallery Funaki in Melbourne.
The works were varied and in unexpected materials.
I was particularly taken with a tablecloth with the cup ring stains embroidered into the linen (?) as both decoration and echo/reminder.
In her latest work, Dutch artist Manon van Kouswijk explores the idea of a strand of beads as a cycle without a clear beginning or end. Her recent book, Hanging Around / the pearlchain principle shows that the basic principle of the beaded necklace can be found in sources from peas in a pod and mathematics to Supernova 1987A, described by scientists as ‘pearls on a cosmic necklace’. On show at Funaki from July 5, 2011 to July 30, 2011
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