2 December 2020

Miriam Austin's solo show Andesite opens 9 December 2020

Miriam Austin : Andesite opens 9 December, 12-8pm (Preview). Exhibition will continue until 9 December 2020 – 30 January 2021.

The gallery will be open by appointment Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm book your timed visit here : https://app.artsvp.co/16b384

The exploitation of the earth gives birth to two children: the widow Annie Kelly, raising her children in a tent in 19th-century New Zealand, and, beneath the ground, the blind god Adoh, whose hundred unseeing eyes are witness to a dark future.

Andesite, Miriam Austin’s third solo show at Bosse & Baum, is set at the threshold between these two worlds: the mythical subterranean city of Selvaga, in which organic technologies are manufactured, promising reprieve from ecological crisis; and the real, ancestral story of Annie Kelly, Austin’s great-great-grandmother. The works in Andesite continue a conversation with the dead, opening up the psychic and earthy spaces of extractive industry, colonial settlement, and matrilineal communion.