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Lyn Pool: Nest

LINDEN Lyn Pool - Nest

Lyn Pool: Nest

8 Sep 2022 – 9 Oct 2022

Nest is an exhibition of new work by St. Kilda-based artist Lyn Pool. Presenting a series of collages combining photographs of nests with found strips of text, Nest sees Pool craftily harness the figure of the nest as a means of addressing the ongoing ecological crisis.

As a symbol, the nest harbours dual associations. Nests are delicate, carrying with it the threat of instability. At the same time however, nests are hopeful, promising fertility and regeneration. For Pool, it is this complexity that makes the nest an ideal emblem for connecting present concerns with an optimistic future. Against photographs of animals, flora, domestic scenes and human-made constructions, Pool assembles nests carefully woven from ribbons of shredded paper from books, magazines, atlases, dictionaries and articles related to issues facing the Australian environment.

"The ‘Nest’ represents conflicting emotion: at one end, promise, new life, and refuge; and at the other end of the spectrum, displacement, emptiness and loss. Yet ‘Nest’ can also convey beauty, fragility, industry and ingenuity. My intention is to entice viewers into a contemporary dialogue, one that is positioned at the intersection of humanity, nature and degradation. Ultimately, ‘Nest’ has potential to provoke action."
Lyn Pool, 2022

Gallery Details

Linden New Art
Boonwurrung Country
26 Acland Street
T: 03 9534 0099
E: gallery@lindenarts.org

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The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.