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Wilma Tabacco

On the Nile, 2012

metal leaf and oil on linen
153cm x 153cm
$ 16,000 Gallery price

“The allusion to Egypt, via the Nile River, indicates my interest in archaeological ruins and lost civilizations. Excavating particular histories is, for me, rich source material for reflecting on contemporary social and political concerns and cultural identity.

Much visual information is ‘buried’ under the gold metallic leaf of the top two thirds of this work (visible merely as substrate horizontal striations) but this can be, I think, suggestive of (amongst other things) a segment of gilded wall. Although a viewer has no access to what physically lies beneath or through this reflective ‘obstruction’ one can nevertheless speculate on its metaphoric content. The brightly coloured, sharply angular forms in the bottom third of the work might recall accretions of rubble, perhaps ceramic shards, perhaps fragments of coloured pietra dura detached from their original architectural structure and for which we now have no context. To my eyes at least these rigid forms seem to ‘move’ directionally from left to right across the canvas field, as might a silted watercourse” – Wilma Tabaco, July 2015

Courtesy of the artist.

Find out more about Wilma 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

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Phone +61 3 9272 5699  

ADDRESS

Level 1, 306 Hawthorn Rd,
Caulfield South, VIC 3162
 
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Wilma Tabacco

On the Nile, 2012

metal leaf and oil on linen
153cm x 153cm
$ 16,000 Gallery price

“The allusion to Egypt, via the Nile River, indicates my interest in archaeological ruins and lost civilizations. Excavating particular histories is, for me, rich source material for reflecting on contemporary social and political concerns and cultural identity.

Much visual information is ‘buried’ under the gold metallic leaf of the top two thirds of this work (visible merely as substrate horizontal striations) but this can be, I think, suggestive of (amongst other things) a segment of gilded wall. Although a viewer has no access to what physically lies beneath or through this reflective ‘obstruction’ one can nevertheless speculate on its metaphoric content. The brightly coloured, sharply angular forms in the bottom third of the work might recall accretions of rubble, perhaps ceramic shards, perhaps fragments of coloured pietra dura detached from their original architectural structure and for which we now have no context. To my eyes at least these rigid forms seem to ‘move’ directionally from left to right across the canvas field, as might a silted watercourse” – Wilma Tabaco, July 2015

Courtesy of the artist.

Find out more about Wilma and her work here.