The Emerald Sun Dilates

Ophelia Mikkelson Jones
The Emerald Sun Dilates
November 9–December 7, 2019

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Parlour Projects is pleased to present The Emerald Sun Dilates by Ophelia Mikkelson Jones. Featuring a selection of paintings and cast bronze sculptures, as well as a chair, table and wall hanging, the exhibition explores moments of everyday phenomena and quiet gestures of exchange. 

 

Mikkelson collects and archives memories and happenings and—using the agency of time—weaves them together in an attempt to hold onto something evanescent. The landscape paintings are made quickly, onto the backs of receipts or paper, as if to capture something fleeting. “These works,” notes Ophelia, “are drawn from the magnetic occasion of the rising and setting sun or moon. They are a celebration of something that is at once brilliant as it is banal. A quiet awakening. A soft, seamless smoothness. A moment of transportation and fixation. Green, gold and blue.” 

 

Mikkelson worked collaboratively with Kathryn Tsui to create A Place To Picnic (on a clear day), which hangs on the far gallery wall. Handwoven from local yarn, the rug draws inspiration from traditional tartan and Agnes Martin’s grid painting, Friendship. A picnic rug acts as a gentle demarcation of space in a landscape; a quiet architecture temporarily posed in nature to home a meal or an intimate meeting of people. 

 

The Emerald Sun Dilates is on view from November 9 to December 7, 2019. Please email info@parlourprojects.com to request an image catalogue.

 

  • A Place To Picnic
    Wool and merino
    1010 x 1040mm
  • The Emerald Sun Dilates
    gouache on paper
    180 x 120mm (before frame)
  • Moonshadow, Moonshadow
    gouache on paper
    180 x 120mm (before frame)
  • When I Go On Holiday Every Postcard I Buy is Blue
    gouache on paper
    60 x 60mm (before frame)
  • In the Morning When We Rise
    gouache on paper
    310 x 220mm (before frame)
  • You Can See Forever
    gouache on paper
    190 x 270mm (before frame)
  • Eyes of My Eyes
    gouache on pink receipt
    190 x 70mm (before frame)
  • Afterglow
    gouache on paper
    210 x 140mm (before frame)
  • Reminiscing
    gouache on paper
    60 x 60mm (before frame)
  • The Place I Saw You Last
    gouache on paper
    130 x 120mm (before frame)
  • Forever Flowers, Orchid
    cast bronze
    70 x 70mm
  • Forever Flowers, Cape Daisy
    cast bronze
    20 x 20mm
  • Forever Flowers, Clematis
    cast bronze
    35 x 35mm
  • Forever Flowers, Rose
    cast bronze
    50 x 50mm
  • Forever Flowers, Magnolia
    cast bronze
    45 x 45mm
  • Forever Flowers, Cherry Blossom
    cast bronze
    35 x35mm
  • Forever Flowers, Sunflower
    cast bronze
    70 x 70mm
  • Slingray II (Moonwatchers)
    steel, paint on canvas
    1000 x 1200mm
  • Slingray I (Moonwatchers)
    steel, paint on canvas
    1000 x 1200mm