For almost half a century, significant Australian artist Mona Ryder has challenged us with her exploration into relationships, memory and gendered rituals. Free from constraint, she has crafted a dynamic body of work through a prolific and playful experimentation with her subject matter.
Every element is of her hand: from the mussel shells preserved from meals shared with friends to scarlet stockings borne of Mona’s backyard dye pot to the furniture and objects she fashions, each piece shares a deeply personal story. Touchingly, Lone Star also explores Mona’s recent grief. Artisan is honoured to host this timely exhibition by an internationally regarded artist.
Image: Mona Ryder, ALI LOO YAH (detail), 2018, dyed stockings, binding, stainless steel wire, super sculpey, acrylic paint, estapol. Courtesy of the artist.