David Kaye Gallery » Eva Ennist

TRUST: new sculpture
May 5 - 29, 2016

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Trust can’t exist in a vacuum – it can only exist within a relationship. We have trust in people, things and ideas - whether they’re trustworthy or not.

This new work, which continues my use of nest, basket and temple forms, represents trust relationships in a variety of ways. As reliance, trust comes from a place of vulnerability, where the relationship includes a measure of risk - these elements that rely on one another for support. As security, trust represents protection; a promise that the metal structures gesture toward without actually providing. As assumption, trust means having expectations of the qualities of these materials; what they can hold, what they can support, what they can weather.

This series of human-scale sculptures are made of concrete, metal, resin, reed and cold cast bronze. They have been created to be suitable in either indoor or outdoor environments.

GALLERY

Eva Ennist, Lasting Impressions #4, 2016, concrete, mixed media, 12 3/8 X 15 3/8 in., framed: 15 1/4 X 12 1/4 in.Eva Ennist, From Somewhere Else #1, 2016, watercolour on sal leaf plate, 16 X 16 in., framed: 17 1/4 X 17 1/4 in.Eva Ennist, From Somewhere Else #4, 2016, watercolour on sal leaf plate, 16 X 16 in., framed: 17 1/4 X 17 1/4 in.Eva Ennist, From Somewhere Else #5, 2016, watercolour on sal leaf plate, 16 X 16 in., f framed: 17 1/4 X 17 1/4 in.Eva Ennist, From Somewhere Else #3, 2016, watercolour on sal leaf plate, 16 X 16 in., framed: 17 1/4 X 17 1/4 in.Eva Ennist, From Somewhere Else #2, 2016, watercolour on sal leaf plate, 16 X 16 in., framed: 17 1/4 X 17 1/4 in.Eva Ennist, Lasting Impressions #3, 2016, concrete, mixed media, 12 3/8 X 15 3/8 in., framed: 15 1/4 X 12 1/4 in.Eva Ennist, Stay, 2016, cold cast bronze, concrete, steel, reed, 75 X 22 in.Eva Ennist, Safe, 2016, concrete, steel mesh, 66 X 16 in.Eva Ennist, Expecting, 2016, concrete, steel, 78 X 16 in.Eva Ennist, Trust, 2016, cold cast bronze, steel, concrete, 96 X 24 in.Eva Ennist, Lasting Impressions #2, 2016, concrete, mixed media, 12 3/8 X 15 3/8 in., framed: 15 1/4 X 12 1/4 in., SOLD.Eva Ennist, Potential, 2016, concrete, steel, resin, reed, 70 1/2 X 25 in., SOLD.Eva Ennist, Lasting Impressions #1, 2016, concrete, mixed media, 12 3/8 X 15 3/8 in., framed: 15 1/4 X 12 1/4 in.

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Uncanny Resemblance: new work
February 28 - March 28, 2013

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Travel has kindled my work for many years. I photograph cultural sites and awe-inspiring landscapes but also the art and craft found in everyday objects. The collection of images I bring home is often filled with forms like temple spires, baskets, woven structures in the landscape or refuse on a beach.
This body of encaustic and mixed media work revisits some of those places, objects and forms. The vehicle for my previous representation of South East Asia was a series of sculptures: assemblages of wire, reed, bamboo, concrete and handmade paper. This new series of pieces combines some original inspirational photographs as well as photographs and ideation drawings from the earlier sculptures - all together in a wax and pigment medium called encaustic painting. The two dimensions of the painted surfaces become three-dimensional when wire elements are embedded into the heated wax. Although the original objects may seem ambiguous in their new setting, there is a familiarity - a resemblance to the many objects and images depicted in my work for some 15 years.

GALLERY

Eva Ennist, Lotus Temple Budding, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Three Temples, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm., SOLD.Eva Ennist, Balancing Baskets, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 46 X 61 cm.Eva Ennist, Temples Revisited #2, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 61 cm.Eva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #7, 2010, wire mesh, bamboo, handmade paper, concrete, 42.5 X 18 (dia.) cm.Eva Ennist, Tree Temples #1, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm., SOLD.Eva Ennist, Woven Spires, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.Eva Ennist, Temples Revisited #1, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 61 cm.Eva Ennist, Mountain Temples, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.Eva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #2, 2010, wire mesh, bamboo, reed, handmade paper, concrete, 48 X 25.5 (dia.) cm.Eva Ennist, Five Temples #3, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Lotus Temple #4, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.Eva Ennist, Five Temples, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.Eva Ennist, Four Temples, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.Eva Ennist, Lotus Temple #3, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.Eva Ennist, Lotus Temple #5, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.Eva Ennist, Five Temples #2, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.Eva Ennist, Lotus Temple #1, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Lotus Temple #2, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Lotus Temple #6, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Lotus Temple #7, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Nesting #4, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 10.2 X 7.3 cm.Eva Ennist, Nesting #3, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 10.2 X 7.3 cm.Eva Ennist, Nesting #1, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 10.2 X 7.3 cm.Eva Ennist, Nesting #2, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 10.2 X 7.3 cm.Eva Ennist, Lone Temple, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 10.2 X 7.3 cm., SOLD.Eva Ennist, Three Temples #2, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Three Temples: Reflected, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Trees #10, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Trees #11, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Trees #6, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Trees #7, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Trees #8, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Trees #9, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Spire #2, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Spire #1, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Trees #3, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm., SOLD.Eva Ennist, Temple Trees #4, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm., SOLD.Eva Ennist, Temple Trees #5, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm., SOLD.Eva Ennist, Black Lotus Budding, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 61 X 30.5 cm., SOLD.Eva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #3, 2010, wire mesh, reed, handmade paper, concrete, 44 X 28 (dia.) cm.Eva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #9, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Temple Within, 2012, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #8, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Sand Temple, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Budding Baskets #1, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Budding Baskets #4, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Budding Baskets #2, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Budding Baskets #3, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.vEva Ennist, Nesting Baskets, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 30.5 X 23 cm.Eva Ennist, Budding Nests #1, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 15 X 15 cm.Eva Ennist, Budding Nests #3, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.Eva Ennist, Budding Nests #2, 2013, encaustic and mixed media, 25 X 25 cm.

INSTALLATION VIEWS

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A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture
March 4 - 28, 2010

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This new series of mixed media sculptures has developed through a travel-inspired exploration of industrial materials such as concrete and wire mesh as well as organic fibres - specifically bamboo, reed and hand-made paper pulp. The various contrasts and similarities in these elements reflect influences from my most recent travels to South East Asia. The architecture of bird nests and the architecture of Hindu and Buddhist temples, along with the shapes and textures of certain plants, are expressed in a variety of individual pieces that can be considered ‘family members’. As in any family, these pieces can either stand alone or stack, nest together or support each other. The dualities of heavy and light, dense and open, natural and man-made that are inherent in these materials have also been a compelling motivator in the development of this new work.

In many of the pieces these materials have been manipulated with typical textile construction techniques like coiling or plaiting - but rarely with a typical approach. Cut strips of wire “hardware cloth” have been shaped into irregular conical forms of various sizes that sometimes act as shelters for the similarly constructed bamboo shapes that nest within. Handmade paper pulp has been used to create a surface skin on some of these forms or used as a hanging structure that relies on other pieces for support. In one sense, the sprouting reed or wire surfaces of the concrete pieces contradict the material they are growing from but yet somehow still feel related - in a curious way.

GALLERY

Eva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #8, 2009, bamboo, reed, handmade paper, concrete, woodEva Ennist, Black Lotus #2, 2009, bamboo, reed, handmade paper, concrete, wood, SOLD.Eva Ennist, Black Lotus #3, 2009, bamboo, reed, handmade paper, concrete, wood, SOLD.Eva Ennist, Open Black Lotus, 2010, wire mesh, bamboo, wood, handmade paper, concreteEva Ennist, L. Behind the Eye #2, 2009; C. Behind the Eye #3, 2009; R. Behind the Eye #1, 2009; all mixed mediaEva Ennist, Into the Eye #2, 2009, handmade paper, wire meshEva Ennist, Into the Eye #6, 2009, handmade paper, wire meshEva Ennist, Into the Eye #3, 2009, handmade paper, wire meshEva Ennist, Into the Eye #4, 2009, handmade paper, wire meshEva Ennist, Into the Eye #1, 2009, handmade paper, wire meshEva Ennist, Black Lotus #1, 2009/10, bamboo, handmade paper, concreteEva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #6, 2009, bamboo, handmade paper, concrete, SOLD.Eva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #2, 2009, wire mesh, bamboo, reed, handmade paper, concreteEva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #4, 2010, wire mesh, concrete, woodEva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #5, 2010, wire mesh, reed, handmade paper, concrete, SOLD.Eva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #3, 2010, wire mesh, reed, handmade paper, concreteEva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #7, 2010, wire mesh, bamboo, handmade paper, concreteEva Ennist, Nesting Lotus #1, 2009, wire mesh, bamboo, reed, handmade paper, concreteEva Ennist, Open Red Lotus, 2010, bamboo, concrete, SOLD.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.Eva Ennist, A Curious Development: new mixed media sculpture, Exhibition installation view.