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Summer Art Exhibition: I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

Source: Penrith Regional Gallery
Archived 15 Jan 2020 - Posted: 18 Nov 2019
I hope you get this 2018 silk and cotton embroidery thread on linen 8 x 10cm Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane © the artist Photo: David Paterson
I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella is the new Summer exhibition featuring at Penrith Regional Gallery from 30 November, bringing together a selection of new and recent work by one of Australia’s leading contemporary artists, Raquel Ormella.

The exhibition explores key themes that Ormella has consistently focused on: social and environmental activism; human and animal relationships; nationalism and national identity.

This exhibition includes work from a wide variety of media, and particularly draws on Ormella’s experimental textile works, revealing her strong relationship with textiles and a playful exploration of semiotics that are critical hallmarks of her work. Through the use of text and symbols woven into intricate embroidery work, Ormella invites viewers to engage with the themes of nationalism, political activism and environmental intervention.

Ormella’s works aim to stimulate contemplation, connection and engagement with issues of our times. Often, the materials she uses are things that we all have at home, or for the hoarders amongst us, in some of our cupboards. The title of this show, ‘I hope you get this’ refers not only to her own position within the works, but also to our reading of these various subjects.

I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella will be the artist’s first major solo exhibition and will show at Penrith Regional Gallery from Saturday November 30 to Sunday 22 March 2020.

A NETS Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum touring exhibition curated by SAM Director Rebecca Coates and SAM Senior Curator Anna Briers.


Penrith Regional Gallery Presents;

A NETS Victoria and Shepparton Art Museum touring exhibition

I hope you get this: Raquel Ormella

Dates:
30 November 2019 – 22 March 2020

Venue:
Penrith Regional Art Gallery, 86 River Rd Emu Plains

All these small intensities(detail) 2017-18 silk and cotton embroidery thread on linen and Perspex dimensions variable Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane © the artist Photo: David Paterson
All these small intensities(verso, detail) 2017-18 silk and cotton embroidery thread on linen and Perspex dimensions variable Courtesythe artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane © the artist Photo: David Paterson
Raquel Ormella in her ANCA studio, Canberra April 2018 Photo: Andy Mullens
 
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