Kate Shaw: Nightingale - Art Collector

Kate Shaw, Charcoal (Maralinga: UK), 2012. Acrylic and resin on board, 240 x 120cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Kate Shaw’s paintings are an interpretation of and meditation on the natural environment which take on the idea of a composite landscape. In Nightingale each of the landscapes depict a site where nuclear testing has occurred. The materiality of Shaw’s painting mimics the physical forms and patterns that occur in the natural world. These incongruous shapes of flecks and drips of paint crowd the image yet it remains strangely empty. Shaw’s alternative reading of the land becomes a bizarre projection of a post-apocalyptic future-scape as the works imagine a nuclear flash moment.

Opening: 3pm Saturday 16 February 2013
Exhibition closes: 9 March 2013
Location: Sullivan + Strumpf, 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland NSW 2017
Contact: 02 9698 4696
Email: art@sullivanstrumpf.com

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