Anne Ooms
Born 1958, Sydney, New South Wales

The apparently arbitrary quality of objects in Anne Ooms's, The Organic Untruthfulness of Woman, conceals a reductive methodology of seductive rationality. Ooms's delicious title a Freudian term for female hysteria (in which libido is displaced rather than experienced directly), functions as a nurturing womb, begetting progeny.

A text emerges, recalling fantasies of treeless green hills in summer, a black stallion a city left behind. Loquaciously, the scene enlarges until, decisively, the author forgoes control. Given its own life, the text locates its bare essentials. "A young girl in a warm, large place, beginning a journey."

Of the same genealogy is the parallel conjuring of objects recognised, found and seized. These sibling objects are but the signs of themselves mere shells a simulacrum of narrative, eloquently refined and opaque.

Ross Wolfe from his Samstag essay, Chaos in Heavean

1994 Anne & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship
1994 MFA, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK 
1993 Master of Visual Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney 

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