Amber Koroluk-Stephenson: Middle Ground - Art Collector

Amber Koroluk-Stephenson, ‘Somewhere in the Middle’, 2018. Oil on linen on three panels, frames in Tas oak, dimensions variable. Courtest: the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart.

  ‘Middle Ground’ negotiates the layered complexities of identity, place and belonging within the contemporary Australian landscape. Enacting a sense of play, this work draws on parallels between wild and domesticated, interior and exterior, natural and artificial, the familiar and the unknown.

Playing on perceptions of the exotic and notions of otherness, the imagined environment transforms as incongruous foreign and endemic objects, structures and plants from different geographical locations collide into settings that stand between worlds.

What was and what has become is multi-layered, referring to the symbolism of historical and contemporary passages between places both near and far. The wilderness has been converted, space is contained yet undefined, and boundaries are blurred within fictionalised territories. This landscape is a shifting, shared environment.

Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Thursday 18 October 2018
Exhibition closes: 10 November 2018
Location: Bett Gallery, Level 165 Murray St, Hobart
Phone:  +61 3 6231 6511


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