Gina Kalabishis: Love and Limerence - Art Collector

Gina Kalabishis, Irma, 2013. Oil on linen, 121 x 152cm. Courtesy: the artist

This new body of work by Melbourne-based artist Gina Kalabishis loosely references the St Valentine’s Day narrative as immortalized in Joan Lindsey’s Picnic at Hanging Rock while re-examining the Australian landscape from a very specific perspective. Rather than compositions of grand epic vistas, these oil on linen paintings consider its minutiae, presenting a unique and delicate interpretation. Utilising the Ikebana arrangements of Norman Sparnon (1913-1995) as the basis for her compositions, Kalabishis presents, on one hand, unorthodox combinations of Australian flora and animal skeletal parts; on the other hand, these elements are exactly what would be discovered while traversing on a bush trail through the landscape.

Opening: 2pm Saturday 13 July 2013
Exhibition closes: 27 July 2013
Location: Catherine Asquith Gallery, 48 Oxford Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Contact: 03 9417 2828

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