April 23 – May 10, 2014
Opening Drinks : Saturday 26 April, 2 – 4pm
Kathleen Ralston has always been interested in ‘spareness’ and simplicity. She aims to use a restricted framework that is visually memorable based on the harmonious relationships of form and colour.
Influenced by the continuing tradition of Geometric Abstraction, Ralston’s images are intuitively formed, inspired by specific lived experiences, architectural structures, shadows on walls and the colours and textures of the sea.
Geometric Forms will include her collages that evoke, not depict, the urban built environment, by using found everyday, non-art materials and making them into urban geometric art forms.
Diane Keating has been regularly painting with a group of artists in the Australia’s desert areas over the last four years. Desert Marks is a response to the vastness of the desert and “the bombardment to the senses, the scale, the space, the pulsating heat, the changing light and the sounds.”
Her work is colourful, playful mark making that captures the lyrical quality and the rhythm of the desert.
Keating uses small scale Perspex as her means to describe the desert landscape giving a feeling of the space and light. Perspex lends itself to quick gestural marks, which suggest our brief imprint on this landscape and the mirage like shimmer of heat in the desert. “ In choosing Perspex to paint on it highlights the fragility and translucency of our existence.”