A selection of prints & paintings
Helen Gilfillan and Christina Ann Smith
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Mar
17
Apr
15
The Foundry Arts Space, Echuca
17 Murray Esplanade Echuca Vic
Official Opening Saturday 24 March, 2pm
Helen Gilfillan: Since moving to central Victoria I’ve found a real connection through observation of my surroundings and the varying colour palette of the seasons. I’m inspired by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Ann Thomson, Cy Twombly, Aida Tomescu and Ben Quilty, to name but a few. My approach to painting and drawing is completely intuitive rather than deliberate or plotted. I start with an idea or image and develop a system of layering and mark-making which I later edit. Usually I have no idea where I’m going and instinct informs the next step. I’m less interested in being representational and more into something open to interpretation. “Taking the line for a walk” to quote Paul Klee. This can be extremely frustrating and at the same time both exciting and rewarding because of the challenge. Often the finished product has no resemblance to the original idea!
Helen Gilfillan: Since moving to central Victoria I’ve found a real connection through observation of my surroundings and the varying colour palette of the seasons. I’m inspired by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Ann Thomson, Cy Twombly, Aida Tomescu and Ben Quilty, to name but a few. My approach to painting and drawing is completely intuitive rather than deliberate or plotted. I start with an idea or image and develop a system of layering and mark-making which I later edit. Usually I have no idea where I’m going and instinct informs the next step. I’m less interested in being representational and more into something open to interpretation. “Taking the line for a walk” to quote Paul Klee. This can be extremely frustrating and at the same time both exciting and rewarding because of the challenge. Often the finished product has no resemblance to the original idea!
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Helen Gilfillan: Since moving to central Victoria I’ve found a real connection through observation of my surroundings and the varying colour palette of the seasons. I’m inspired by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell, Ann Thomson, Cy Twombly, Aida Tomescu and Ben Quilty, to name but a few. My approach to painting and drawing is completely intuitive rather than deliberate or plotted. I start with an idea or image and develop a system of layering and mark-making which I later edit. Usually I have no idea where I’m going and instinct informs the next step. I’m less interested in being representational and more into something open to interpretation. “Taking the line for a walk” to quote Paul Klee. This can be extremely frustrating and at the same time both exciting and rewarding because of the challenge. Often the finished product has no resemblance to the original idea!
thefoundry@emai.org.au