April 22 to May 9
OPENING DRINKS: Saturday 25 April, 2 – 4pm
“The mind of the painter must resemble a mirror which always takes the colour of the object it reflects and is completely occupied by the images of many objects as are in front of it”
Leonardo da Vinci
This body of work combines the three elements of reflection.
Reflection of memories and thoughts, reflection of light on landscape, and reflection from surfaces.
The works are representations of reflections in nature drawing on the primordial elements of air, fire, water and earth. They reference Nikki’s personal responses to the Tasmanian landscape of moody fog lingering mist, and skeletal trees.
The Tasmanian landscapes contrast harsh reflected heat of a Melbourne summer.
Nikki has explored light, heat and vista in some works, examining the patina of objects and the ethereal qualities found in nature.
All this is addressed by the materiality of paint and gilding.
The ground for Nikki’s works is textured acrylic paint and PVA glue which is overlayed with gold and silver leaf and transparent oils over canvas or board.
Although the subject matter is varied all works are connected by the leit motif of reflection.
“And since you know you cannot see yourself,
so well as by reflection, I , your glass,
will modestly discover to yourself,
that of yourself which you yet know not of.” William Shakespeare
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Gallery Opening Hours: 11am to 5pm Wednesday to Saturday