Trio make art

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Trio make art

THREE artists unified by their shared experience at university are presenting a shared exhibition at Fish Creek’s Gecko Studio Gallery.

Irene Proebsting, Miriam Potts and Anne Lorraine offer Trace Wings, a collection of digital prints, woodblock prints and digital/mixed media paintings, from April 14 to May 11.

The exhibition opens this Sunday, April 14 from 2-5pm.

“The expression ‘trace wings’ brings together two significant elements in my work,” Potts said.

“My prints trace experiences of local places and these works often feature winged creatures.”

The trio worked at Monash University, Churchill, finding opportunities to view and discuss art, in an inspiring and collaborative process. This exhibition is the next creative step.

Trace Wings is the combination of three different disciplines: stills from Super 8 film, prints and paintings.

The artists share common interests and themes that underpin their artwork and have determined the concepts of this collection.

The exhibition features traces of matter, remains and memories, drawn from the artists’ environment.

Themes of rarity and loss prevail as well as a celebration of those wonders which the artists value and delight in.

Wings feature as real or fictitious subjects or as fragments to suggest ideas. Flying conjures a sense of travelling and transcending, leaving behind only traces or memories. That notion of constant motion is true of time and life, endlessly in transition.

Irene’s glimpses focus on slithers of time, as she selects stills from her films, re-contextualising fragments from the past in a contemporary future.

Miriam seeks beauty in her industrial environment by selecting plants and animals which she represents in print media. Anne’s paintings depict abstract specimens as odes to the natural world but also as a symbolic catalogue in case they are lost.

 

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