MICHELLE HANLIN
PIECE OF WORK
1–18 OCt 2008

MICHELLE HANLIN
Apprentice 2008
acrylic paint, cardboard, plywood and wood stain
46 × 32 cm 

MICHELLE HANLIN
Arborist 2008
acrylic paint, cardboard, plywood and wood stain
46 × 32 cm                                                                                           

  

MICHELLE HANLIN
Boss 2008  
acrylic paint, cardboard, plywood and wood stain
46 × 32 cm  

MICHELLE HANLIN
Candle Handle It 2008
acrylic paint, cardboard, plywood and wood stain
46 × 32 cm                                                                                            

MICHELLE HANLIN
Process Worker 2008
acrylic paint, cardboard, plywood and wood stain
46 × 32 cm                                                                                            

MICHELLE HANLIN
Piece of Work (Delftware) 2008
enamel paint, acrylic paint, velvet and plaster
texture medium, saw dust, das clay
dimensions variable  

MICHELLE HANLIN
So You May Live 2008
mod rock, plaster,chicken wire,
acrylic and enamel paint,das clay
dimensions variable     

MICHELLE HANLIN
Smoko 2008
acrylic on canvas
66 × 66 cm                                                                                              

MICHELLE HANLIN
Go for Gold 2008
acrylic on canvas
66 × 66 cm   

MICHELLE HANLIN
Specific Gestures 2008
acrylic on canvas
61 × 61 cm    

MICHELLE HANLIN
I Made 2008
acrylic on canvas
61 × 61 cm                                                                                              

MICHELLE HANLIN
Something Happened 2008
acrylic on canvas
91.5 × 91.5 cm  

MICHELLE HANLIN
There’s Always One 2008
acrylic on canvas
91.5 × 91.5 cm                                                                                        

MICHELLE HANLIN
Big Smuggler 2008
acrylic on canvas
18 × 24 cm

MICHELLE HANLIN
Cowgirl 2008
watercolour on paper
44.5 × 35.5 cm (framed)
 

MICHELLE HANLIN
Express Yourself 2008
watercolour on paper
44.5 × 35.5 cm (framed)

MICHELLE HANLIN
Where The Bloody Hell Are Ya? 2008
watercolour on paper
44.5 × 35.5 cm (framed)

MICHELLE HANLIN
No Birds 2008
chicken wire, plaster bandage, cardboard and acrylic paint
dimensions variable 


Piece of Work is exploring and asking questions about aspects of ‘work’. How do we define ourselves by what we do? Where does work stop and perhaps ‘play’ begin?  What is considered work? Is art work? Why are certain kinds of work considered more important than others?

Piece of work is also talking about work as a gesture, an artistic gesture or even a gesture made intending to produce something. No matter how specific our gestures are, there is always unintentional or even sub-conscious events that result. Piece of Work looks at the act of creating as work and making the intention to create, a visible aspect of the work. Aspects used such as hands, rocks, colours, paint, gestures, the hand-made all allude to the notions of work and creativity.

What we try to do in the world might produce effects  and implications that are quite unknown or foreign to us.