Broken Open by Evelyna Helmer
26 April - 15 May
—Opening Reception: 6-8pm, 26 April—
In Broken Open, Evelyna Helmer explores the possibilities and limitlessness of our own interiority through a departure from figurative painting. Abstract forms and layers of colour that are applied and worked into the linen symbolise the enigma and beauty of our interior worlds. Helmer strikes a delicate balance between polychrome and monochrome, revealing an intimate understanding of colour and abstraction. Geometric shapes, representing universal concepts of nature and spirit, are coupled with amorphous forms. Through this balance, Helmer subtly explores the tension between the seen and the known, the surface and the submerged, the interior and the exterior.
“My practice is both concerned with technique and abandoning technique. It is about going inward to go forward. It is about loss to see things new. I desire to find a place where you are not aware of yourself, as difficult as that is, into a place where many things can happen. I am creating an abstracted personal symbolic vision.” – Evelyna Helmer