Penny Coss, 2020, Wrapped Up in a Magellan Cloud (detail), wood and acrylic on canvas, 170 x 140cm
Penny Coss, 2020, Wrapped Up in a Magellan Cloud (detail), wood and acrylic on canvas, 170 x 140cm

THE LONG KISS GOODBYE

Penny Coss will exhibit a 13-metre installation in this Perth Festival group show that explores how artists transform familiar materials and symbols into complex meditations on love, loss, attraction and repulsion. Alongside the installation, Penny will present Pendulum Acts, two performances where the artist will drag, shift and erase layers of her installation to reference her encounters in the landscape as a democratic space, where hierarchies shift and constantly change. Carefully choreographed, the performances speak to the idea of passages of time and transience.

Perth Festival presents The Long Kiss Goodbye in association with Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery.

Six artists transform familiar materials and symbols into complex meditations on attraction, repulsion, loss and hope. The exhibition takes its name from a major work by Sydney-based artist Sarah Contos, which combines fragments from nearly a decade of artistic practice into a surreal, cinema-screen sized quilt.

In conversation with this epic patchwork are paintings that explore pathos and transcendence, jewelry that contains the ashes of an artist’s visual diaries and a series of poignant textile works made by an artist-in-residence at a community funeral home.”

PENNY COSS exhibits alongside artists: SARAH CONTOS, IAIN DEAN, BRENT HARRIS, CLARE PEAKE & MICHELE ELLIOTT

THE LONG KISS GOODBYE
Fri 7 Feb - Sat 9 May 2020
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
FREE
Opening Times: Tue – Sat 11am – 5pm; Sun 9, 16 & 23 Feb 11am – 5pm

Register for the performances on 29 February and 30 March on this link.