Audrey Rhoda Solo Exhibition
Opening Thursday the 4th of November to Tuesday the 16th of November
The artist Audrey Rhoda lives and works in Katoomba, a creative hub in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.
She has exhibited extensively over the past twenty years in Australia, as well as New York, Los Angeles and Paris.
She is well known for her popular workshops, based on her unique beeswax layering technique, which incorporates beeswax as an encaustic medium in her painting process.
This new body of work, some of which embraces her encaustic technique, together with oils on board as well as work on canvas, entitled Looking for Authentic is loosely based on her response to her reflections on the impact of social distancing and self-isolation in the time of Covid .
As a long time, self -appointed observer she has felt, in the empty streets of Katoomba during lockdown, what she calls "a presence in the absence ", not unlike the apocalyptical sense conveyed in the paintings. This work also conveys a sense of liminal being which she associates with the state of society during the pandemic.
Rhoda has significantly reduced her past catalogued prices for her work, in an attempt to make her work more affordable in these times of uncertainty.
She will be in the gallery daily throughout the run of the show to talk to anyone interested in her process, art practice and philosophy on life.