Artereal Gallery, Sydney. October 2021.
Unreliable Memories is a reflection on my home in Jakarta – the first home I remember living in. Each painting and sculpture relates to a specific memory within this intimate domestic space. Clean tiles underfoot; the vine covered walls of our back courtyard; my mother’s painting table; and a fish bowl with two turtles and far too many fish. All things I think I remember, but I can’t be so sure, they blur. They are unreliable.
These moments and observations have been distilled in paint through colour and abstract response. As memories of a place often shift over time, with details fading and colours changing, I welcome the distortion that occurs in the process of remembering, and further, in the process of making.
Install photos by Jessica Maurer, courtesy of Artereal Gallery.