Veronica Cay | Folly of Angels

VERONICA CAY |  Folly of Angels
drawings & sculptures
2-23 September 2017

Exhibition Opening Saturday 2nd of September 2-4 pm.
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Artist Statement:

These latest group of sculptures, are experimental and like previous work acknowledge my textile/embroidery background. For me it is this combination of textile practices ie wrapping, stitching and collaging onto the clay that adds to the richness and variety of surface; providing visual reference points and a familiarity for the viewer sometimes enabling new understandings, evoking memory and forging a new dialogue.

My drawings and sculptures are a vehicle to reflect upon what it is to be human; seeking connections, testing resilience, acknowledging frailties – hence the importance of life drawing to my practice and the endless possibilities presented within this paradigm. The origins of the characters that populate my work all begin during life drawing sessions. Sometimes I will be very excited when I finish a drawing knowing that I have something to build on – other times I come away feeling very dejected that I haven’t managed to capture a fleeting look or form. My studio is littered with this detritus – but it is this very existence that generates the next image.

I am not particularly interested in an academic transcription – drawings that I love describe a feeling, evoke a response or excite the imagination I want there to be a conversation about what is happening below the surface (real or imagined) – the body experienced from within and definitely not as object to be critically viewed and perhaps improved upon.  Beauty radiates irrespective of the age or gender of the model.

Time spent in the life drawing studio is slowed – it allows a space for gentle observations and connections to be made; journeying through a human landscape – a stilled life – a distilled experience that is offered/proffered by the model. And as Malbert says ‘there are things that can be said about the human condition in a drawing that cannot be expressed in any other way’ (1)

My drawings and sculptures form the basis of a much larger conversation; experienced through marks revealed across the surface, utterances that can be swift and staccato in sound and rhythm or fluid and generous in their tone and substance and form.

  1. Robert Malbert, Drawing People – the human figure in contemporary art, Phaidon Press 2015 page 10

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INKT group show 17-31 August

The Artists of INKT Group
17-31 August, 2017
Amanda Lugg, Fay Abromwich,
Jeremy Boland, Pamela Dempster, Sophie Riviere-Verninas
Exhibition Opening Saturday 19 August 2-4 pm
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‘We are a Group of Melbourne Artists who formed a strong bond in our years as students in the Printmaking Studio while studying for our Diploma of Visual Arts .
Our art practice is as varied as we are, and demonstrates the unlimited ways in which printmaking methods and practices can inspire each of us to create wonderful images.
Expressing our creations with linocut and drypoint etching, our work describes the many ways in which our world becomes manifest.  All of our works are printed on archival paper using either oil or water based inks.

As well as Works on Paper, Amanda includes handmade books. Her artwork is inspired by “the great fortune to have a garden which attracts a number of Australian native birds, and so I felt that an “ABC” book of Australian birds would be a good way to address the gap I had identified. From that point, the study of birds in the garden, the finding of feathers, the examination of other avian images filled my mind, and enabled me to produce a variety of images.”

Jeremy states that his “prints and paintings are presented as scenes or representations of ideas in realistic or semi-realistic ways, attempting to tell a story or explain an idea with each piece. Utilizing composition of light and shadow and perspective. My art is a personal reflection of my own experiences as also a way to deal with life’s problems. Light and shadow a predominant themes in my work. Many of my pieces capture moments in time, carrying layers of meaning.”

 Pamela explores Modernist influences, Sophie presents her sensitive images of the human condition on both paper and ceramics and Fay’s ‘Abstractions’ explore the universal shapes of circles, triangles and square, with some pieces being embellished with stitching and hand colouring.’   Artist Fay Abromwich

JEREMY BOLAND

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AMANDA LUGG

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FAY ABROMWICH

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Fay (11)

 

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SOPHIE RIVIERA-VERNINAS

Sophie (1)

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PAMELA DEMPSTER

Pamela (9)

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EXHIBITION CALENDAR 2017

 

HOME  group exhibition

Lizzie Dennis, Wendy McDonald, Sharon Monagle
Christine Webb, Kiata Mason, Philippa Croll,
29 June -24 July

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The Artists of INKT Group

17-31 August, 2017
Amanda Lugg, Fay Abromwich,
Jeremy Boland, Pamela Dempster, Sophie Riviere-Verninas
Exhibition Opening Saturday 19 August 2-4 pm

the musician

 

VERONICA CAY | Folly of Angels
2-23 September 2017
Opening Saturday 2nd September 2-4 pm
reunion. 70 x 50 cm

 

TomboyBill | offcut .
28 September -14 October
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JODIE FLUGGE
(un)expecting the (un)known

19 October-4 November

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SELVA VEERIAH | recent paintings
9-26 November
Title S213 (2016) I Acrylic on Canvas I 71 x 71 x 3.8 cm

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