Susan Jacobs: The ants are in the idiom

The ants are in the idiom is an expansive sculptural environment that explores the relationship between language and matter.

Describing the exhibition as “a series of overlapping ecosystems,” artist Susan Jacobs has created a matrix of sculptural relationships between everyday objects and materials that encourage accidental connections and a shifting array of understandings. Allusions to science, psychology, and mythology jostle with visual puns and word games with reference points ranging from street markets and urban architecture to seventeenth century scientific writings on the spontaneous generation of life from inert matter.

Susan Jacobs, Moire bullseye, 2018, graphite, epoxy, acrylic, wood, steel, carbon fiber, and rubber. Courtesy the artist, Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne and Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne

Buxton Contemporary
3 June to 6 November 2022

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