ROBERTS 2012 - AUSTRALIAN GOTHIC

Place


Pauline Bailey, Helen Masin & Ken Roberts


14 August - 9 September 2012
Opening Tuesday 14 August, 6-8pm


Exhibition to be opened by Brian Nankervis (Rockwiz)


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Three artists, three different perspectives.

Each artist lives in Gippsland but in different towns and environments and this exhibition reflects their individual concepts of place. Their work is vastly different but shows three ways of interpreting the same theme and provides the viewer with a cohesive representation of what place means to them.

Helen, Ken and Pauline each bring their own unique approach to offer their individual response to place while presenting a common theme to which we can all relate. Everyone has their own idea of place...it can be somewhere to spend time and relax, somewhere that brings back memories, a place of work or a place to live. Even the nondescript places which we pass by everyday without a second glance capture their interest. The artists paint places to which they can relate and which often have personal meaning to them. Images of places from both past and present make up their body of work.

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Helen’s work focuses on the textures, colours and form of the natural landscape, while Pauline concentrates mainly on urban structures. While Helen and Pauline’s work is devoid of human presence, Ken often introduces people into his landscapes which can be natural or urban based.

Ken’s work focuses mainly on his local area in Gippsland, Pauline’s work is centred on Melbourne and surrounding suburbs where she grew up and Helen captures the beauty of natural scenes, anything from coastal views to rural scenes often taking in aerial views.

Ken works mainly in acrylics, Pauline also uses acrylics alongside a variety of media including charcoal, pastel and collage with a strong emphasis on texture. Helen also likes to build up the texture of her work and uses a variety of tools and implements as well as traditional paint brushes. She uses both acrylics and oils.

The three artists take totally different approaches to their work but manage to pull it all together into a cohesive blend of styles, ideas and techniques to illustrate what place means to them.



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