Date: 17-Jul-2009 – 01-Aug-2009
Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania
Lang’s practice investigates possibilities for sewn sculpture to explore and complicate the relationships between concepts of the decorative and the grotesque. Her work is materially driven and usually involves an obsessive compulsive process of making hundreds of individually stuffed fabric forms and then sewing them together in an intuitive manner that allows the work to grow organically. The resulting sculpture is a hybrid object/organism whose final form references both foreign and familiar bodily elements to create tension between the familiar and the unknown and explore notions of the abject. It is this tension between form and formlessness, and allure and repulsion that is central to Lang’s practice.