6 – 8pm, Thursday February 25
February 25 – March 9 2021
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Utopian Pursuits pairs Brown’s labyrinthine architectural sculptures with Voterakis’ still-life paintings which combine geometric forms with more traditional subjects such as fruit, shells and houseware.
This exhibition invites the viewer to explore the work of these two artists as one might encounter a dream, where the impossible becomes the possible and mystery reigns. Explore the seemingly infinite expanses and passageways of Brown’s sculptures or delve into the space between hovering shells, looped threads, and the prismatic elements that reside in Voterakis’ paintings.
Brown describes her sculptures as “a collection of utopian silhouettes and cityscapes… as a response to the often-dystopian reality outside, with inspiration stemming from science fiction, fallen civilisations and imaginary architecture from the painter Minoru Nomata”.
She also notes: “an important part of my work is encouraging playful interaction, allowing the viewer to transport themselves to another time, place, or universe”.
For Voterakis, this series is a brave departure. Once predominantly a landscape painter and traditional still-life artist, she describes this new work as process driven and one of inherent mystery.
“After a rough outline from a composition I set out in the studio, I am constantly tweaking, changing, adding and editing as though being led by some mysterious process which finally delivers a painting that resonates with me on a subconscious level”.