It is estimated that over 80 percent of species on the planet are yet to be found. There is much that continues to elude us, despite our best scientific efforts to explain all.
New discoveries of life await to confound us and challenge our understanding. They hover in the shadows, unseen, though somewhere. We label them unknown, but in fact these beings have perfect awareness of their existence and systems, they mimic and disguise, adapt and evolve. Strong, yet fragile.
The Shadow of Wings confronts the human desire to explain all. Through delicate and whimsical paper sculpture, the works present a study of imagined insect and botanical specimens that defy understanding, ignite the imagination, and question possibilities.
The Shadow of Wings exhibition will be held at the Suki and Hugh Gallery, in Bungendore NSW, running from 21 March to 26 April 2020. An opportunity to meet the artist will take place at the gallery on Saturday 21 March from 1 – 5pm, with appropriate wellbeing measures in place, including hand sanitiser and maintenance of safe distance. Unfortunately due to the developing Covid19 situation, the formal opening with food and drinks served planned will not be held.
The gallery will however to continue to operate as per normal opening hours, 10 – 2.30 Thursdays and Fridays, 10 to 4 on Saturdays and Sundays. All works can be viewed in the exhibition catalogue available via the gallery website, www.sukihugh.com.au. Additional photographs of works are available upon request.