Perfect World: Jill Sorensen

In this exhibition Perfect World Jill Sorensen extends her investigation into nature/culture, bringing together an array of idealisations of the natural world.

  • Opening Date: Tuesday, 30 August 2016
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 18 September 2016
  • Opening Time: Tues-Fri 11-5pm, Sat 11-4pm, Sun 11-3pm

Iconic twentieth century textile patterns, hippie era dresses and idyllic farm yard scenes produced by toy companies are woven together into an unconventional take on floral and landscape painting.

The result is a series of playful paintings that exuberantly celebrate the rich histories of western floral pattern and nature painting, delighting in our species spectacularly egocentric imagination of our companion life forms. On a more serious note, in celebrating the artifice of these genres the artist also draws attention to the ideological and ecological risks of actually projecting this human-centric idealisation onto the actual non humans we cohabit with.

Born in Thames, Jill Sorensen completed her Post-Graduate Diploma at Auckland University's Elam School of Fine Arts in 1995, after gaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of New South Wales. In 2002, she received a Master of Fine Arts with 1st Class Honours from Elam.



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