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JAMIE BOYS

Gracia Haby and Louise Jennison work together as a collaborative duo on various joint ventures, and have been doing so since 1999. Using paper as their primary medium to create an ongoing series of limited edition artists' books, several lithographic offset prints, and even sculptural objects folded, cut and molded into shape, as well as a host of zines created on the photocopy machine, their upcoming exhibition at Mailbox 141, 'If we stand very still, no one will notice', features collage works on original postcards collected from various countries neither have visited, and watercolour and pencil drawings on paper. Set to take place in the seventeen small wooden mailboxes, for a period of two months, small scale, imaginary journeys and endangered animals will once again take centre stage. Polar bears sporting bright yellow floatation devices, to aid them in their long arctic swims, jostle for space alongside owls bearing precious gemstones, whilst miniature oncillas from South America, assist with the untying of ones eyelashes. These new works, some of which have been created on postcards from days gone by, will be ‘posted’ in the glass fronted mailboxes, one on top of the other, seemingly as though they have just recently been delivered and are now awaiting collection. A delicate, loosely constructed, handful of mail, depicting imaginary lands where pink diamonds litter the Japanese skyline, and newly found companions are not to be trusted. Together, as a team, they construct miniature worlds that seek to eke out a space removed from its original context. Themes previously only touched upon in recent artists’ books, continue to hold sway.

24 APRIL – 22 JUNE 2007
NECVARDA
JAMIE BOYS

Influenced by a calligraphic design sensibility, NECVADA is a journey of discovery and wonderment through a naive world of distorted reality. Figures are placed within spatial parameters that draw upon elements of modernist architecture and illustrative fantasy to create a dualistic intensity formed by the defining absence existing within a specific focal point.