Julia Morison: Head[case]

Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū

Modelled on a hat-maker’s block, each head is made distinctly different from the next by the addition of exaggerated features, peculiar appendages and uneasy textures. An excess of production, a riot of form, an assembly of strange types, Headcase is a playfully surreal work. Bearing only a cursory relationship to the human head, we nevertheless can’t help but imagine Morison’s mutated heads coming alive, what strange new senses and ways of understanding the world they might reveal…

Image Credit: Julia Morison Headcase, 26 2015. Glazed stoneware and oxidised iron filings. Private collection, Sydney; Headcase, 112 2018. Glazed stoneware. Courtesy of the artist; Headcase, 27 2015. Glazed and painted stoneware. Courtesy of the artist and Two Rooms, Auckland
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