Belem Lett: Aviary - Art Collector

Belem Lett. ‘Asag.' 2016. Oil, luminescent pigment on aluminium composite panel. 124 × 94 cm Courtesy: the artist and Gallery9, Darlinghurst

‘Aviary' is borne out of Belem Lett's ongoing research into the 18th century Rococo movement, or late Baroque, a period known for its elaborate organic motifs and lavishness. Lett playfully mimics the symmetry found in Baroque decoration, encouraging constellations of colour and gesture to read as flora or fauna. This mirroring also references Rorschach’s infamous ink-blots, designed to bridge the gap between the conscious and the unconscious mind. Lett’s energetic forms appear embryonic or in states of rhythmic transformation, dilating into fully fledged creatures or recoiling into abstract fields of colour and shape.

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 20 October 2016
Exhibition closes: 12 November 2016
Location: Gallery 9, 9 Darley St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Contact: 02 9380 9909
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