Juz Kitson has an obsession and chronic preoccupation with the ritual act of amassing strange, repulsive and exquisite objects from nature then disconnecting, manipulating and re-inventing them.
During her Hill End Residency, Juz will venture into the landscape surrounding the village to collect and draw inspiration from animal bones and natural found material scattered throughout the rugged terrain; skulls and vertebrae's bleached by the sun and decayed by weather. Experimenting with Southern Ice Porcelain, Wax, Latex, Resin, Horse Fox and Goat Hair and Bone to create installations of unsettling beauty.
Juz Kitson is represented by Nellie Castan Gallery Melbourne and Greenaway Art Gallery GAG Projects Adelaide.
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IMAGES: (L to R) Juz Kitson Growth of the Exotic. 2011-2012, jingdezhen porcelain, Taiwanese slip, terracotta clay, horse fox and goat hair, natural found material, glass, bone, paraffin wax, latex, flocking, lace, resin, polystyrene, polyurethane. 165cm(h) x 258cm(w) x 19cm(d). Photo: Brett East. Juz Kitson The Calves are being weaned from their mothers. (Detail of installation) 2010, southern ice porcelain, sheep wool, resin, paraffin wax, horse goat fox and human hair. 55cm x 1.5m x 22cm. Photo: Jeniffer Leary. Silversalt photography. Juz Kitson The desired desires the desire of the other. (detail of installation) 2011-2012, jingdezhen porcelain, southern ice porcelain, Taiwanese porcelain slip, paraffin wax, horse hair, goat hair, bone, flocking, alpaca wool, sheep wool, plaster, polyurethane, polystyrene, nail polish, lace and natural material. Lustre, Oxidized and Reduction fired. (87 individual components, dimensions variable) 194cm(h) x 333cm (w) x 15cm(d). Photo: Brett East.