ADELAIDE BIENNIAL OF AUSTRALIAN | MAGIC OBJECT
SAMSTAG MUSEUM OF ART
Juz Kitson spends her time between Sydney and Jingdezhen, the latter a place known as the heart of porcelain production in China. Kitson also regularly visits Hill End in New South Wales and its surrounding bush areas to collect various road kill and bones that inform the ceramic objects she creates in porcelain. Incorporating bones, fur, and various organic matter with her ceramics, Kitson has created for Magic Object a wondrous installation that is opulent, delicate, and sensual. Cascading from the walls onto the floor at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, her works recall imaginary creatures not from this realm, with pendulous forms and softness that suggest a strong feminine manifestation. The talismanic parts of the installations are reminiscent of objects that would fit naturally into the ‘Wunderkammer’, where real and imagined intermingled as fact. The combinations of organic and synthetic material highlight the transience and permanence of life.
Juz Kitson’s installation is on display at the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art.