Intersections: Two artist’s approach to landscape through dialogue, making and getting lost

4 February - 20 March 2021

Janet DeBoos | Wendy Teakel

Intersections will present new works by respected ceramic artist Janet DeBoos and contemporary visual artist Wendy Teakel. The exhibition will include ceramics, drawings, paintings and sculptures which will explore the premise of ‘getting lost’ as an approach to creative practice. Rebecca Solnit’s “A Field Guide To Getting Lost” will be a point of departure for this research. Solnit suggests that people can get lost by simply not paying attention but advocates a better way to be lost, is in Walter Benjamin’s terms, “to be fully present …capable of being in uncertainty and mystery. And (to make) a conscious choice, a chosen surrender, a psychic state achievable through geography”.

Cover image: Janet DeBoos, Drawing 2, 2019. Thrown porcellaneous stoneware, Ernabella terra sigillata, black underglaze, laser print decals, sgraffito, burnished 24ct gold. Photo: courtesy of the artist.
Above image: Wendy Teakel_Paddock Near By-2016-Photo David Paterson