Double Moonbow 2

Duxbury, L 2006, Double Moonbow 2, (Creative Work : Visual art).

Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

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Title Double Moonbow 2
Author(s) Duxbury, L
Year 2006
Type of work Visual art
Outlet Proof, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
Dates 09/12/2006 to 01/04/2007
Medium Colour linocut & screenprint
Summary "This 7-panel, framed relief print with a single word silk-screened on each panel relates to one of the necessary conditions to produce the phenomenon of a moonbow. The top of each frame is painted with one of the colours of the rainbow. This produces subtle colour reflections on the wall. Rather than being obvious, a faint, subdued reflection is revealed on the wall above the work, and is not necessarily seen by each viewer.

As part of Duxbury's ongoing explorations of representations of atmospheric phenomena, especially the more evanescent and ethereal aspects, and the perception and interaction of the viewer, Double Moonbow 2 investigates a seldom seen phenomenon, the moonbow, painted by artists such as JMW Turner, sometimes photographed but not represented in printmaking. Moonbows are the rarely-seen night rainbows, which require very particular atmospheric conditions to become visible. The intention was to represent this rare event through media that requires the viewer to sahre the experience of an elusive phenomenon.

Double Moonbow 2 was acquired by the NGV from In a Different Light, Galerie Düsseldorf, Perth 06 and selected by the curator Kirsty Grant for Proof at the NGV, a national exhibition that represented ""the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Australian printmaking"". In this exhibition it was shown alongside artists David Noonan, Aleks Danko and Mike Parr.

This work was chosen for its innovative use of the print medium and its interactive intentions. 'The modest scale - demands close proximity and the use of text requires the viewer to move past each work in order to read it. While Duxbury has produced room- and wall-scaled installations, her extension of the printed image beyond the confines of the frame is, in this example, very subtle.. ..referred to as sublime work - all the ruthless research that goes into making a sublime moment.' (Grant, catalogue p3). Reviews: R Spencer, West Australian, 2006; D Hansen, The Age 22/12/06."
Subject Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
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