OPENING :  SATURDAY 14 OCTOBER FROM 4:30 PM

Liminal
ERIKA GOFTON
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Botanical Backdrop
SIRI HAYES
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Ok I'll do angels instead
SAM PETERSEN

Sam Petersen will be giving an artist talk during the opening.
these exhibitions runs from Saturday 14 October to Sunday 5 November 2017

ERIKA GOFTON
Rapid Pulse . 2017
oil on linen
760 x 610 mm

Erika Gofton’s work is fundamentally about empathy. About how we respond and feel for another and in turn how we then connect to ourselves. She is especially interested in exploring the intersubjective relationship of mother and child, in particular that liminal state of adolescence; the heightened internal fear and anxiety of being close yet distant in the same breath. Her work sits somewhere precariously between the light and the dark, the beautiful and the ugly, the lucid and the ambiguous. The work is a catharsis, a way to confront the discomfort both through the image and the process. It has become the nadir, the threshold, the point of letting go. The mark has become both the conduit and the counsel.

SIRI HAYES
Botanical Backdrop V . 2017
giclee print
110 x 128 cm

"Botanical Backdrop continues my ongoing intrigue with investigating the essential components that contribute to creating pictures and, in particular, photographs alongside a pervading interest in place and landscape. The new work stems from a video work I made last year that is also included in the exhibition."

SAM PETERSEN
Ok I'll do angels instead (detail) . 2017
plasticine and found object
dimensions variable

Sam Petersen's work stems from the self and all that is close to her.  She is interested in what can be done with one's fluid self and the space around it.  The artist work relates to body as well as mind, exploring everyday feelings between the rational and the playful. Click on the audio link below to listen to the artist speaking about her work.

listen to Sam's interview here >