ROSEMARY LAING: THE APPROACH

 
The title leak describes the leakage between things including time: past, present, future. 

For her series leak, Rosemary Laing built an oversized domestic timber house frame on a sheep farm in the Cooma-Monaro district of New South Wales. The frame appears to have somehow fallen upside-down on a mound of gum trees in a paddock, a kind of visual collision between the idea of a pastoral idyllic past and present-day urban infection.
 
The title leak describes the leakage between things including time: past, present, future; the way images speak to one thing and another, with each impacting on the other; how the past landscape pastoral idyll can be crossed with a present very broadly put suburban-to-global leakage; and how actions have the potential  to leak outside of an act itself – or in a way that everything leaks everywhere. 

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Aristide from the series leak

Jim from the series leak

After Heysen from the series to walk on a sea of salt

Groundspeed (rose petal) #17 from the series groundspeed 

ROSEMARY LAING 
Aristide from the series leak, 2010
C type photograph
dimensions 110 x 223 cm
Collection of Corbett and Yueji Lyon, Melbourne
Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
ROSEMARY LAING 
Jim from the series leak
2010
C type photograph
dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
ROSEMARY LAING 
after Heysen from the series to walk on a sea of salt, 2004
C type photograph
dimensions 110 x 252 cm (image)
Collection of The Australian Club, Melbourne
Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne
ROSEMARY LAING
groundspeed (rose petal) #17 from the series groundspeed, 2001
C type photograph
dimensions 100 x 195 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

 

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