Mary-Louise Browne
Reify
13 July - 7 August 2010
2010-07-13 - 2009-07-31
To reify is to turn abstract concepts into real objects and this is exactly what Mary-Louise Browne does in this exhibition. REIFY comprises two related bodies of works - one a series of school mottoes stitched in gold lettering on damask linen and the other, a series of ideas about representation etched on brass plaques. Her ideas grew out of an artist residency at the Taipei Artists Village in Taiwan earlier this year. There, working predominantly with Taiwanese greenstone, she explored ideas around commemoration and the memorial and souvenir and these ideas continue to play out in the new exhibition. With her daughter going to school in Taipei, she became interested in the way mottoes and maxims are employed, both aspirationally and inspirationally in east and west. Additionally, Browne says her encounter with Chinese iconography - where signs and symbols often represent ideas - led her to reading and thinking more about how things and ideas are described visually and the brass pieces are reworkings from theoretical texts and articles.




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Reach for the skies
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Reach for the skies
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Reach for the skies
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Reach for the skies
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Installation view
Installation view
Success through effort
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Success through effort
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Explore and achieve
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Explore and achieve
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Seek the highest
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Seek the highest
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Service before self
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Service before self
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, molded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Play the game
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, moulded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Play the game
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, moulded frame, 520 x 510 mm

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Knowledge is power
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, 520 x 510 mm

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Knowledge is power
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, 520 x 510 mm

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Forever and ever be strong
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, 520 x 510 mm

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Forever and ever be strong
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, 520 x 510 mm

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Search for great things
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, 520 x 510 mm

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Search for great things
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, 520 x 510 mm

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Strength through experience
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, 520 x 510 mm

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Strength through experience
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
gold thread on damask linen, 520 x 510 mm

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Installation view
Installation view
This plaque is placed...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This plaque is placed...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This representation represents...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This representation represents...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork exists to question the demands made of art objects...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork exists to question the demands made of art objects...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork presents representationality...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork presents representationality...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork is self-interpreting...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork is self-interpreting...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork represents...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork represents...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This plaque can be repossessed through aesthetic transformation...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This plaque can be repossessed through aesthetic transformation...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This is a simulacrum...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This is a simulacrum...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This unsigned artwork questions...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This unsigned artwork questions...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This unsigned artwork questions...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This unsigned artwork questions...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork may appear autonomous ...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork may appear autonomous ...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork is poised between the optical and the material...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork is poised between the optical and the material...
2010
Mary-Louise Browne
etched brass, 150 x 210 mm

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This artwork offers a resistance to the viewer's fantasy...
This artwork offers a resistance to the viewer's fantasy...