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She Collects the Beautiful Things - Turbulent Nature - Chris De Rosa

She Collects the Beautiful Things - Turbulent Nature - Chris De Rosa

Event Type Exhibition/Show
Event Focus Arts
Event Reach All
Event Scope Local Community
Price FREE
Dates 19/04/2018 to 03/06/2018
Location Signal Point Gallery
Goolwa Wharf Precinct
Goolwa SA 5214
Contact Email: jaw@alexandrina.sa.gov.au

An exhibition of work by the winner of the breaking ground Visual Arts Professional Development Award, Chris De Rosa's exhibition, She Collects the Beautiful Things - Turbulent Nature, is a mixture of installation, print-making and sculpture.
'In Ragnarok, AS Byatt's tale based on Norse mythology, the Goddess Ran "plays with a vast net which she loops about dead and dying creatures as they fall through the thick depths...collecting beautiful things." In my practice I am also endeavouring to capture and preserve the wondrous things I observe as I dive into the ocean or when I collect sponges and sea weeds from the shore line near my home.
There is a mission embedded in my practice that is both aesthetic and environmental. Our liminal landscape is riddled with wondrous objects that are largely hidden from the gaze of the casual comber. The hyper coloured hyper real images are a way of bringing these organisms into clear view to remind us how precious and wondrous the environment is and how strangely beautiful these forms are.'
Artist floor talk Sat 21 April at 1pm.
Gallery hours: Wed - Fri 11am-4pm, Sat and Sun 10am-4pm