Kirstin Berg: Tragedy’s Cathedral - New Landscapes - Art Collector

Kirstin Berg, Monument II, 2016. Fire ash, watercolour, pigment, Indian ink, spray paint, pins on Arches paper, 246 x 124cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gallerysmith, Melbourne

Kirstin Berg is fascinated by random and often brutal forces that occur in nature and how these forces mirror our psychological and physical experience. Her work is powered by conflicting elements of drama, beauty, and foreboding in an attempt to unmask universal emotional states that encircle life and death.

Her exhibition comprises a number of monumental paper-based assemblages and a series of sculptural cathedra which have been fashioned from found objects and painted bush debris.

Berg’s work has been collected by the National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House Art Collection (Canberra), Artbank, and she is represented in a number of private collections within Australia, Europe and America. She currently lives and works between Melbourne and Berlin.

Exhibition opens: 4-6pm Saturday 30 April 2016
Exhibition closes: 21 May 2016
Location: Gallerysmith, 170-174 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne VIC 3051
Contact: 03 9329 1860

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