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17-09-09 Di ffrench Theatre of the non-body Exhibition Web Page
170922 - The Eye That Feasted
170922 - Untitled No 1 - Dark Clematis
170922 - Untitled No 2 - Tree
170922 - Untitled No 3 - Tulips
170922 - Untitled No 4 - 3 Arches
170922 - Untitled No 5 - Pale Clematis
170922 - Untitled No 6 - Pink Blossom
170922 - Untitled No 7 - Dark Window with Bloom
170922 - Untitled No 8 - Daisies
170922 - Untitled No 9 - Dark 3 Arches
170922 - Gingko I
170922 - Gingko II
170922 - Gingko III
DI FFRENCH – THEATRE OF THE NON-BODY
ffrench’s Theatre of the Non-Body works date from 1990 (towards the end of her Trustbank residency in the Christchurch Art Centre).
“I believe these works were conceived following completion of her seriously intense feminist studies which culminated in works such as ‘The Idea Becomes Extinct’. Her feeling of release is captured in the sheer beauty of the parkland in Spring, with masses of blooms expresssed in a painterly manner. Some of the works include architectural detailing, perhaps partly influenced by the proximity of Hagley Park to the Art Centre opposite. Christchurch is very much a Eurocentric city and, as she states in her writings on  the “Illustrations of Government” series, Di often included aspects of European culture as a polar opposite to NZ’s natural system. However, perhaps in this case, the inclusion of the arcades from the Art Centre is to emphasise the English style of the gardens.”     Peter Nicholls (Sculptor) – ffrench’s husband of 34 yrs