A Gaye Jurisich installation typically demands your attention. Tracce, one of her well recognized works that is once again available for viewing at the Arts Post, dramatically achieves this distinction.
As with her installation, Still, recently seen at the Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, Tracce makes a bold statement, dominating the room in which it is situated. Similar to some of the larger threaded installations presented by Palestinian artist, Mona Hatoum, Jurisich tantalisingly invites you towards and into a space that is actually not available to you. The viewer has to be content with a mental interaction while enjoying the symmetry and the reflective capacity of the installation. It is both disruptive and calming at the same time.
Concomitantly, the use of No.8 wire that defines the installation, itself implies a fencing off and a conclusion to one’s progress, yet the curvature and compositional shape offers new dimensions to consider.
Such artistic statements continually fascinate and transfix. With these large, powerful installations, Jurisich both challenges and enables. Visit soon.