Post #8 – on 09/10/2015 Clio wrote:
Rebecca’s most recent Exhibition, The Happy Point, was warmly welcomed on the Saturday Opening on the 26th of September with a beautiful summery day. Thank you to all those who came to view the new works and meet Rebecca!
In Lynne Lancaster’s review of the exhibition on Sydney Arts Guide, she wrote about Rebecca’s multimedia explorations in this new work – “I loved the delicate, rainy texture of Lime Ribena and the Flame Trees, and the joyous, swirling, jumping lines of Rock the Cradle 1 and 2.” To read more of the article, please click here.
In this exhibition, Rebecca explores the meeting ground between her landscapes and portraits, the relationship between the natural earth formations and human nature.
“THE HAPPY POINT is a point I am up to in the development of the ongoing processing of the face as a landscape and the landscape being interpreted and misread like the assumptions we make when reading the human face. My ‘happy point’ is the incorporation of mountains across the face, in undulations, crevices, cracks and flattened spaces becoming part of obvious facial features such as nose, eyes and mouth, the facial features becoming one with the land.” (Rebecca)
One of the larger of the pieces in this exhibition, CLIO – THE WHITE COCKATOO (image above), is Rebecca’s representation of me, Clio. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rebecca for the wonderful journey we have had so far together and in creating her way to represent me to the world in her art. Thank you! The drawing represents me with my white onyx necklace, joined with the white cockatoo whose energy I strongly align with, and much more meaning imbued into the artwork. To view the Artist Statement for this and other works in the exhibition please visit the Exhibition page here.
The Exhibition closes this Tuesday the 13th of October, so if you are free this weekend, come into the gallery to be taken on a journey with Rebecca’s works to ‘the happy point’!