Resurgence by Catherine Stewart
13 May - 1 June
—Opening 11 March, Thursday, 6-8pm—
Resurgence is the latest exhibition from acclaimed artist Catherine Stewart, exploring and celebrating the transformative and adaptive power of the environment. In this series of works, vivacious colours swirl like a storm in bold brushstrokes, creating a wild and untameable terrain that is filled with life and ferocity. The intensity of the palette and the tenacity of the strokes embody the strength of the environment, persisting against destruction. Being born and raised in rural Australia, Stewart instinctively highlights the perpetuity and resilience of Australian landscape in her work.
“My window to the world growing up in the Western District of NSW brings to life my passion in the resurgence of our environment, especially true during these challenging times… Some call my style semi-abstract, my colour palette optimistic; I prefer the awe of the arsonist. The collective wonder of drawing the outside in. Where the sky dwarfs every living being and all that is left is to sit in the silence. And observe nature. In awe.” – Catherine Stewart