Jimmy Nuttall GINAOpening: Wednesday 24 February, 6-8pm Dates: 24 February – 12 March 2016
In late 2014 Nuttall felt a momentary stab of being the loneliest person in the whole entire world. He was in New York and the leaves had turned to the strongest yellow – so vivid – for the fall. His heart was a mess and as he bore witness to two dashing couples discussing their new gym memberships over their brunch, it registered that maybe he didn’t even have a heart anymore.
Nuttall visited Justin at his apartment – number 1 Saint Pauls Pl., Prospect Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn. He had never met this young guy who was cool and enigmatic. Justin broodingly said over a pot of tea that an ISIS attack was very likely on the subway and an Ebola outbreak was definite in the city. Nuttall had wanted Justin to fill his need for masculine affection but instead he had only provided paranoia and anxiety.
GINA is the title of a film shot over 2015 and also the name of its main protagonist. Gina returns home from being absent in herself and her city, and so begins her process of re-situating.
Jimmy Nuttall is an artist living and working in Melbourne. In 2013 he completed Honours in Fine Art at Monash University. He has exhibited locally, nationally and overseas. In 2014 he was the recipient the Australia Council ArtStart Grant and undertook a studio residency in New York.