Monday, March 11, 2013

'Releasing the Spirit' exhibition

I have been busy with a new body of work - large, free brush marks onto canvas, in minimalist earthy colours. I am very happy with the results.
My good friend, Ken Munsie and I are collaborating to exhibit our latest works at the Rosebed St Gallery, Eudlo for the next 5 weeks. We are thrilled with the way our works compliment one another - an earthy, organic representation of a theme expressed in two totally different ways. Our opening is this coming Friday, 15th March, 7pm. All welcome.

 My work

'My paintings in this exhibition are expressing the elements of existence. They are simple abstract statements, unfettered by traditional representations, allowing deeper levels of connection with the psyche, the spirit and the collective unconscious.

The background textures reflect the textures of life – the foundations of experience which build the concept of ‘I am that I am’, and the bold linear elements express the release of energy and spirit at pivotal moments of our lives'.
'The Circle of Life' 100cmm x 100cm
'Peace & Happiness' 120cm x 100cm 
'Freedom' 100 x 100cm
'Genesis' 120 x 100 cm
'Releasing the Spirit'  small works  20 x 20cm
 detail of 'Courage'
'Standing Stones', 'Relic', Lingam Stones' on right


Ken's work...

"Ken’s artist books are worked in his favoured medium of recycled timber, rusted metal and hand-made paper.  The closed forms of cupboards and boxes open to reveal doors within doors and books within books, containing hidden stories and messages that release “the spirits of yesteryear”.







Workshop

I am teaching a workshop at the gallery on Sunday, 7th April, called 'Mixed Media Madness' where we will play with large brush work mark making, also using syringes and spray bottles to create fabulous backgrounds and textures for further developments. This is how I approach my free line drawings and paintings - with a sense of fun, play, and 'taking my brushes for a walk'. Contact the gallery if you'd like to join the workshop.

...and lastly, sorry to my blogger friends but I have had to reinstate the work verification for comments due to all the spam I've been receiving.












18 comments:

  1. Looking good! Sorry we'll miss the opening but we'll get there for a visit sometime for sure. Enjoy!

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  2. félicitation pour cette belle exposition que j'aimerai visiter.. les peintures et les sculptures s'harmonisent et se complètent! le workshop me tente aussi..:))

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    1. ELFI said ...
      Congratulations for this beautiful show I'd visit .. paintings and sculptures blend and complement each other! The workshop also seeks me .. :))

      Thanks Elfi

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  3. N- as Fiona said it is good body of work & yours and Ken's work look good together - strong and some contrast. Hope you sell well. B

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    1. Thanks Baz,
      see you when you get home

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  4. Loooove your Circle of Life work & hope to see exhibit
    Thanks for inspiring workshop for us see it on my blog
    Would have also done Mixed Media madness but holding a 3 day Shibori here then

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    1. Thanks Jacki - I also loved the workshop - great to see the wide range of results...I'll post the pics later in the week.

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  5. What a lovely exhibition Noela and how lucky we are to see it here. Wishing you all the best over the next 5 weeks.

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    1. Thanks Robin. It is wonderful to be able to share across the waters. Hope you are well.

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  6. this work, both yours and ken's, is stunning. i wish i could see, but am grateful for your photographs.

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    1. Hi Velma, thanks so much for the support and kind words. Love your snowy photographs.

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    1. Thanks Jo - yep, another fabulous opening coming up XX

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  8. I am inspired by the freedom of your work! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Great - thanks so much, William - glad I am achieving my goal of 'freeing up'.

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  9. Fantastic work Noela and Ken - you do suit each other very well!! Good luck with it all ..... Very stunning! As Velma says!

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    1. Thanks Wyn, we are also thrilled with how well it all sits together. Hope to see you Friday night XX

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