Nicola Smith: La Captive - Art Collector

Nicola Smith, La Captive, 2016. Courtesy: the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney

“I am interested in the relationship between cinema and painting and the difficult conversations they have. I see the moving image as painting” – Nicola Smith

Filmmakers have long echoed the aesthetic considerations of painting – the casting of light, a particular colour palette, the languid feeling of a room and its inhabitants. However, in the work of Nicola Smith we become privy to an inversion of this dialogue. La Captive continues Smith’s serialised exploration into the visually austere and emotionally complex films of structuralist filmmaker Chantal Ackerman (1950 – 2015).

Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 3 March 2016
Exhibition closes: 2 April 2016
Location: Sarah Cottier Gallery, 23 Roylston Street, Paddington NSW 2021
Contact: 02 9356 3305

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