JULIA DeVILLE

DISCE MORI BY JULIA DeVILLE

TRANSLATION: LEARN TO DIE.

THIS PROVOCATIVE AND CONTROVERSIAL MELBOURNE BASED JEWELLER AND TAXIDERMIST INCORPORATES SYMBOLS OF DEATH AND ETERNITY AT THE SAME TIME. HER STARTLING AND BEAUTIFUL WORK SPEAKS TO THE POTENTIAL FOR LIFE TO CONTINUE ON, EVEN THOUGH WE, AS HUMANS, DO NOT.

WHEN I FIRST SAW JULIA’S WORK, I WAS SHOCKED. IT SEEMED FREAKISH AND DISCOMFORTING. MY ANIMAL RIGHTS SHACKLES PRICKED UP. WHAT ENSUED WAS A HEATED INTERCHANGE ON FACEBOOK DURING WHICH I WAS POUNCED UPON BY SEVERAL OF DEVILLE’S FANS FOR EXPRESSING MY RESERVATIONS.

SINCE THEN, I HAVE GROWN TO NOT ONLY APPRECIATE HER STYLE BUT WANTED IT ON MY SITE AS A PERFECT METAPHOR FOR DARK ART.

DeVILLE EXHIBITS FROM JULY 29 – AUGUST 17, 2013 AT JAN MURPHY GALLERY IN BRISBANE.

REPRESENTED BY SOPHIE GANNON GALLERY IN MELBOURNE.