SIMRYN GILL

FULL MOON

1 SEPTEMBER – 5 OCTOBER 2012

ANNAELLEGALLERY is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by Simryn Gill. The exhibition, titled Full Moon, includes four works: Full Moon (2012), Garland (miniature version) (1993-2012), Looking for Marcel (2009) and Vegetation (1999).

Simryn Gill was born in Singapore and presently lives in Sydney, Australia and Port Dickson, Malaysia. Gill has a diverse practice, including making photographs, sculptures and collections, and writing. Her work could be described as a sorting of the residue of her immediate environments, creating unexpected archives and records of the things she finds. Gill works with simple materials channeling the elusive meanings of places and her relationships with them into a realm of subtle engagement. 

Garland (miniature version) (1993-2012) is made up of a large number of small fragments collected from beaches in Port Dickson over many years. These materials - shell, ceramic, glass, metal, terracotta, stone, wood - are of uncertain origin and often have new, ambiguous forms, which are a result of being eroded over a long period by sand, water and sun. They are things that are marked by both human and natural processes, hovering somewhere between the two.

Comprising 60 torn book pages, the work titled Full Moon (2012) reminds us that characters and words are as much physical objects as their references. All pages included in the work carry a circular drawing or painting on them, in various inks, gouache, and grass stains, which partially or completely eclipse the text. 

Simryn Gill, Australia’s representative at the Venice Biennale 2013, recent solo exhibitions and group exhibitions include: dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012), 12th Istanbul Biennial, Turkey (2011), Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland (2010), Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2010), Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, FR (2010), the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2009), Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2008), Biennale of Sydney (2008), Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown (2007), dOCUMENTA 12, Kassel, Germany (2007), the National Arts Centre, Tokyo, Japan (2007), the Tate Modern, London (2006), among others.