Deb Mansfield exhibition at Wellington St. Projects
Some Rocky Socket is a project that brings to light the artist's and her family's sea-faring history. Mansfield, who worked as a sailor between 1996-1999, has created with Some Rocky Socket a body of work about her Grandfather, who was a Captain in the British Navy dismantling ocean mines post-WWII, and in later years, designing sea craft.
'Sardine/Tangle-Eye' (2015). From the series: Some Rocky Socket. Photo-tapestry, resin, LED lighting. 60 x 60cm. Edition of 2. $2500 (includes gst).
Using photographs from the family archive, Mansfield has crafted three hand-woven photo-tapestries, replicating an ocean-mine being destroyed/detonated at sea, a portrait of her Grandfather (who bears a striking resemblance to the artist herself), and a design for a submarine launched MiG-25 Foxbat - a fantastical idea that did not get realised until well after the Captain's death.Some Rocky Socketcontinues the Mansfield's research into island and ocean geographies – as a way of investigating the nature of boundaries and exploratory travel.
'After the war' (2015). From the series: Some Rocky Socket. Photo-tapestry, resin, LED lighting. 60 x 60cm. Edition of 2. $2500 (includes gst).
'Photo-booth Foxbat' (2015) Deb Mansfield. Image for press only.
Location: 19-25 Wellington St Chippendale NSW 2008
Exhibition dates: 4 to 20 March 2015
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- Deb Mansfield
- Phone: 02 4921 6679