Eloise Kirk: The Backs of Giants - Art Collector

Eloise Kirk, Quarter Acre Dream, 2016. Collage, acrylic, resin and pigment on linen, 46 x 36cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Eloise Kirk’s practice explores the unification of collage, painting and sculpture, sampling images of rock formations, icebergs and clouds that are bordered by large sections of flat acrylic colour. The works are often partially concealed by linen and reflective pools of resin, which refer to the mystic act of “scrying” or peering into the future. These negative spaces offer a void for decent into the unfamiliar.

The works are exercises into the aesthetics of the elusive, testing the boundaries between the romantic and the surreal. Kirk draws upon the subject of landscape and geological form, forging connections between discarded images, fetishising and fictionalising landscapes, proliferating a tangled narrative and the colonisation of images and objects.

Exhibition opens: 2-4pm Saturday 9 April 2016
Exhibition closes: 16 April 2016
Location: Gallerysmith Project Space, First Floor, 70-174 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Contact: 03 9329 1860
Email: gsprojectspace@gmail.com

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