Part of the 2016 programme for the Spectrum Now festival, as well as Art Month’s Art at Night event for the Chippendale/Redfern Precinct, 'Ethereal' is a unique exhibition of original abstract work by UNSW Master of Art students Rebecca Waterstone and Kirsten Duncombe.
‘Ethereal’, the title and theme of this exhibition, derives its name from the rarefied element formerly believed to fill the upper regions of space, ‘aether’. The term ‘ethereal’ came to characterise a sense of lightness and delicacy that seems not of this world. It evokes a sense of mystery and incompleteness, and is refreshingly free of certainty and dogma.
The artworks will incorporate various materials and processes including: mixed media - painting, drawing, collage, printmaking; cast beeswax and encaustic painting.
Rebecca and Kirsten have each created their own work, however there is a strong synergy between the pieces - in their simpatico colour palette, and minimal, quiet, soft, sensory aesthetic. Both artists' works are also connected by a desire to capture and communicate the experience of ethereal, internal and external landscapes.
Rebecca's work presents a distilled view of personal, sensory experiences of place, subjective memory, subdued landscapes and seascapes, in work that references minimalist abstraction and colour-field painting.
Kirsten creates captivating, beautiful and slightly eerie abstract landscapes and skyscapes using collage, printmaking and painting (acrylic). Her works for this exhibition will embrace the power of mystery, and of things not fully revealed.
We look forward to presenting a truly unique experience in our exhibition, ‘Ethereal’.
Ethereal opens 6pm on Wednesday 16th March, 2016.
Proudly sponsored by Phillip Shaw Wines
Images courtesy of Document Photography