Tracing Space by Joanna Gambotto
27 September - 16 October
—Opening Reception: 6-8pm, 27 September—-
Sydney based artist Joanna Gambotto encapsulates the fine line between what is real and what is fantasy in Tracing Space, a series of vibrantly painted and collaged works. On every canvas, she composes it with various fragmented elements of places visited in the past and the final picture houses a diverse array of furnishing and colours which proves to be a warm testament of earlier memories combined with the fresh touch of innovative creation. Reconciling the old with the new, Gambotto is deliberate in preserving the history behind her intuitive process of creating so to celebrate the wealth of both physical and metaphorical layers that inhabit her paintings.
“The laborious process of adding paint, scraping and carving results in a sensuous surface, rich in texture, pattern and layers and becomes a metaphor of how a place can be filled with emotions, memories and history.” – Joanna Gambotto