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Kate Shaw

Polyphonic, 2011

acrylic on canvas
60 x 180 cm
$ 8,800 Gallery price

Wynne prize finalist, Kate Shaw teases out an enduring fascination with interplanetary colonisation and what it might mean. Through a series of vibrant, psychedelic landscapes, she suggests these yearnings are a complicated combination of hope for new beginnings and a sense of hopelessness about a planet we seem certain we'll lose.

Following her travels from the frozen fjords of Iceland to the dense jungles of Costa Rica, Shaw presents here an imagined landscape of the Red Planet. Formed by acrylic paint pours, these sparkling and marbled otherworldly vistas possess a transcendent but troubling beauty. "I am concurrently exploring the sublime in nature whilst imbuing a sense of toxicity and artificiality in this depiction," Shaw has said. "The intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it."

Courtesy of the artist and Fehily Contemporary.


Find out more about Kate and her work here.

 

LOCATION


926-930 High St, Armadale.

VIEWING

12-6pm, Monday 7 Sept. 2015

AUCTION

Monday 7 Sept. 2015
Cocktail party at 6.30pm followed by the Art Auction.

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CONTACT

Email:
Phone +61 3 9272 5699  

ADDRESS

Level 1, 306 Hawthorn Rd,
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
 
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Kate Shaw

Lava Lake 2011

acrylic and resin on board
120 x 90 cm
$ 8,800 Gallery price

Wynne prize finalist, Kate Shaw teases out an enduring fascination with interplanetary colonisation and what it might mean. Through a series of vibrant, psychedelic landscapes, she suggests these yearnings are a complicated combination of hope for new beginnings and a sense of hopelessness about a planet we seem certain we'll lose.

Following her travels from the frozen fjords of Iceland to the dense jungles of Costa Rica, Shaw presents here an imagined landscape of the Red Planet. Formed by acrylic paint pours, these sparkling and marbled otherworldly vistas possess a transcendent but troubling beauty. "I am concurrently exploring the sublime in nature whilst imbuing a sense of toxicity and artificiality in this depiction," Shaw has said. "The intention is to reflect upon the contradiction between our inherent connection to the natural world and continual distancing from it."

Courtesy of the artist and Fehily Contemporary.

Find out more about Kate and her work here.