Shadows on the Wall
Anna Pappas Gallery invites you to the opening of Shadows on the Wall, a new body of works by Tasmanian-born Amber Koroluk-Stephenson. Employing a metaphysical approach to painting, the artist plays with dichotomy, troubling clean distinctions between interior and exterior, the wild and domesticated and the familiar and unknown.
By referencing iconic Australian motifs, such as the gum tree, the garden hose, red dirt, and presenting them within surrealist landscapes, Koroluk-Stephenson establishes a contemporary persona within the context of art history. Polka-dotted, striped and playful, the inhabitants of the artist's alternate environments are expressive, gloved explorers, engaged in an act of rediscovery.
Shadows on the Wall brings bodies and buildings together in an indeterminate environment, an alternate world in which geographical distinctions of place are troubled, confounded, remade and rearticulated.
The artist states:
‘These works attempt to reconnect with the magic and romanticism of encounter and discovery, teasing out connections between man and nature within fictionalised territories to fulfil the desire to connect with nature and make visible what is out of sight.’
Since graduating from the Tasmanian School of Art with a BFA (Honours) in 2010 Amber Koroluk-Stephenson has held numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally including Bett Gallery, Hobart, MOP Projects, Sydney, Sawtooth, Launceston, Archive Space, Sydney, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Hobart, Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne and Firstdraft, Sydney.
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