November 18-December 11, 2020
In this exhibition of 2D works, Lux creates a series of ink drawn and hand foiled pieces, which are amplifications of her personal meditative and embodied experiences undertaken in vast expanses or intimate pockets of landscapes respectively. Her detailed and delicate ink work, points at the immensity of Earth's time-scale, making obvious, a slow, gentle and granular being, materialised on paper. These meditatively minute markings communicate a long duration wherein, Lux can recapture the subtle resonances she assimilates in situ. In acknowledging such cellular-like detail, her works invite us to consider the magnitude and gracious endurance of our non-human world, before we spawned and long after we go.
Exhibition Essay - Ben Bazevski
Exploring the edge of a forest, we are called further into its cradle of trees and rocks. How do they receive us? How do they relate with us? What do they tell us?
If only we could hear their primordial hum, no longer familiar and forgotten.
Consider the immensity and expanse of time, speaking through and to our ancient biology while exploring the purity of nature, our own receptivity to it, and the subtle frequencies when we visit those slow and still silent places.
Our Non-human Psyche is a stunning visual attempt to decentralise the human in our collective narrative – in her collection of finely intricate ink drawings of trees, moss, stones and dry lakes, Lux Eterna invites us to appreciate the overwhelming truth of what we’re not really seeing, what we don’t make time to see, feel and experience. The meditative quality of Lux’s works, are evidenced in repetitive minute details, which tune into and are emblematic of cellular frequencies deep within our non-human kin. Re-instilling a reverence towards these ancient living beings so close to us, in us, perhaps that we can begin to ordain our spirituality in this reality.
We are confronted to consider all that glitters is not gold, where Lux delicately hand foils her works with gold and copper. Recalibrating the place from where we dig out riches, perhaps to where a mirror could be; this new metallic anatomy shifts our focus from the ground and to our non-human kin, also seeing ourselves reflected back in them.
These exquisitely ink laced and gold laden vignettes supplant the royalty, religion and pageantry of humankind’s first iconographic art and ritualistic subversions for order out of perceived chaos.
Lux’s show guides us through a space that beckons us to re-kindle our relationship to our prehistoric botanical ancestors and their transformative powers of adaptation, of becoming still, more sensitive and more aware in the face of ecological adversity.
Ben Bazevski - Writer, Editor and 2020 Winner of International Geist Poetry Contest