The third in the ‘on a…’ series, is showing at the Plimsoll Gallery. Online follows the inaugural Onaroll, and last year’s Onalog, with all the exhibitions based on a particular material – fishing line, toilet paper, and logs, respectively. The series, curated by John Vella, seems to be maturing somewhat, both in terms of a move away from what I saw as toilet humour, and in relation to the use of materials. While the toilet paper and logs were used in a quite literal, descriptive manner; in Online, the works have somewhat transcended the material. The standout work is Anne Mestitz’ intensely coloured installation, where she’s stretched a concentrated mass of polychromed fishing line between the ceiling and floor in the middle of her ‘booth’. I can’t even begin to imagine how difficult that work would be to install.
I should disclose that I’m a committee member of the Plimsoll Gallery, and this is not intended to be an independent review of the exhibition. I just believe that Online is the best in the series so far, and I hope that people will make the effort to go and see the exhibition.
Online showcases the work of Di Allison, Lynne Eastaway, Lou Hubbard, Anne Mestitz, and Terroir. Curated by John Vella. Catch the exhibition at the Plimsoll Gallery, Centre for the Arts, Hunter St, Hobart. Friday 21 May 2010 - Friday 18 June 2010. You can also join the Plimsoll Gallery Facebook group for ongoing exhibition updates.