Jan Murphy Gallery is excited to present the new exhibition from Linde Ivimey, ‘Bonafides’.
Ivimey’s otherworldly creatures are layered with totemic and autobiographical significance. The hybrid figurative forms borrow from the artist’s life directly, bringing animation and resonance to her personal memories. Like Ivimey, many of us share a tendency to privilege certain objects, holding dear the ones that inspire us, keeping them for best. Ivimey has chosen this moment as a time to give utility to her most treasured materials, offering them to us in good faith.
Coinciding with her solo exhibition at Jan Murphy Gallery, Linde’s work will feature in two institutional exhibitions in Queensland in mid-2021. A suite of her works features in the opening exhibition at HOTA, Gold Coast and her work can also be seen in Savour at at Bundaberg Regional Gallery. Ivimey’s sculpture has generated intense interest amongst audiences and her work has been acquired by public institutions including the National Gallery of Australia and National Gallery of Victoria, as well as by important private collections in Australia and New Zealand.
Image credit: Linde Ivimey, St Corona, 2021, acrylic resin, dyed cotton, woven vertebrae, natural fibre, treated feathers, sheep, bird and snake bones, pearls, 137.0 x 40.0 x 55.0 cm (detail)