Still and Moving

"Grief has no face. It is life that exceeds our grasp. Yet we search the world for images that look like what we feel. What we find often appear overused, stories over-told. But they touch us because of the state we are in. They give us a script to fill, one that might connect us to others in the world. Grief is relational. Some say it is a gift" (Siopis,2015).

These works show Siopis’ longstanding interest in what she calls ‘the poetics of vulnerability’ and extends her particular use of chance-driven processes to generate images and surfaces that prompt associations. In Still and Moving the trigger for those associations is grief, both individual and collective.

Note 1, 2013, Ink and glue on paper, 24 x 32cm Note 10, 2014 Ink and glue on paper 37 x 27.5cm Note 11, 2015, Ink and glue on paper, 30.5 x 22.5cm Note 12, 2014 Ink and glue on paper 32 x 24cm Note 13, 2014, Ink and glue on paper, 27 x 37cm Note 14, 2015 Ink, watercolour pencil shavings and glue on paper 20.5 x 42cm Note 15, 2014 Oil, ink and glue on paper 30 x 16.5cm Note 16, 2015, Ink and glue on paper, 30.5 x 22.5cm Note 17, 2014, Ink, watercolour pencil shavings and glue on paper, 23 x 30cm Note 18, 2015 Ink, watercolour pencil shavings and glue on paper 21.5 x 11cm Note 19, 2015 Oil, ink and glue on paper 32 x 23.5cm Note 2, 2013 Ink and glue on paper 18.5 x 28cm Note 20, 2015 Ink and glue on paper 34 x 25.5cm Note 21, 2014 Oil, Ink and glue on paper 20.5 x 31.5cm Note 22, 2015, Oil, ink and glue on paper, 21 x 29.5cm Note 23, 2013 Ink and glue on paper 24 x 28cm Note 24, 2015, Ink and glue on paper, 25 x 15cm Note 25, 2015 Oil, ink and glue on paper 23 x 32cm Note 26, 2014 Oil, Ink and glue on paper 29.5 x 21cm Note 27, 2014 Oil, ink and glue on paper 30.5 x 41cm Note 28, 2014 Oil, ink and glue on paper 27 x 34cm Note 29, 2015 Oil, ink and glue on paper 29.5 x 27.5cm Note 3, 2013 Newspaper cuttings, ink and glue on paper 24 x 32cm Note 30, 2014 Ink and glue on paper 18.5 x 27.5cm Note 31, 2015, Oil, ink and glue on paper, 23 x 30cm Note 32, 2014 Oil, ink and glue on paper 35 x 25.5cm Note 33, 2014 Oil, ink and glue on paper 44.5 x 27cm Note 4, 2013, Ink and glue on paper, 24 x 32cm Note 5, 2013, Ink, watercolour pencil shavings and glue on paper, 24 x 32cm Note 6, 2013 Newspaper cuttings, ink and glue on paper 24 x 31.5cm Note 7, 2013 Oil, ink and glue on paper 27 x 18cm Note 8, 2014 Oil, ink and glue on paper 27 x 36.5cm Note 9, 2015 Ink and glue on paper 35 x 37cm