Tasmanian Times

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. No price is too high for the privilege of owning yourself. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Arts

Bett Gallery: Resonant Things

Stilled Composition 43, stoneware, glaze, wood, acrylic paint, 38 depth x 145 width x 48 height cm. Peter Whyte, credit

KELLY AUSTIN &
BETT GALLERY PRESENT
RESONANT THINGS

Opening 16 November, 5.30 – 7.30PM
Exhibition continues to 8 December 2018

Preview exhibition HERE

I am curious about the way we interpret things and how an understanding of one object may influence the perception of another. My work therefore explores illusion, the relationships of ceramic objects in still life compositions and asks how carefully do we look? How is what we perceive connected to the depth with which we see? Some of my forms are grounded in utility and familiarity while others are more ambiguous and abstract. The inclusion of painted timber shelves further explores the idea of illusion; placing three dimensional objects within two dimensional framing.

Formal relationships between individual objects weave the constructed groups together. Quiet shifts in surface quality from matt to gloss aim to enhance the subtlety and detail of the works. An overall sense of resonance and softness is sought through the use of colour, tone and shadow.

Author Credits: [show_post_categories parent="no" parentcategory="writers" show = "category" hyperlink="yes"]
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

To Top