OPENING NIGHT | PAULA QUINTELA, CLAUDIA DE SALVO and CATHERINE LARGE exhibitions

OPENING NIGHT | PAULA QUINTELA, CLAUDIA DE SALVO and CATHERINE LARGE exhibitions

Friday 18 March 2022 saw the official opening of Paula Quintela CON OJOS Y DIENTES (With Eyes and Teeth)  and Claudia De Salvo INHABITING STATES OF TENSION and Catherine Large OF SCALE AND INTRIGUE. Thanks to everyone who came along to the opening night. 

 

MAIN GALLERY

Latin American born artist Paula Quintela, trained in Painting, Printmaking and Photography in Chile and Canada before making Brisbane her home. She has exhibited her installation, printmaking and mixed media works in Chile, France, Argentina, New York and Hong Kong and was the recipient of the 2018 Clayton Utz Art Award.

Her individually crafted mixed-media works explore displacement by an intermingling of poetic, literary and domestic references. This new body of work is a mélange of her experiences of multiple cultural mythologies merging with those of the indigenous cultures of her home country. In Con Ojos y Dientes, the artist has introduced ceramics to her installation, giving new form to the creatures and stories that inhabit her 2D print-based multimedia works. 

MACHINERY STREET

Gold Coast based Ceramic artist and Master of Creative Industries graduate Claudia De Salvo brings elements of chance and the performative to this installation, Inhabiting States of Tension, which will over time, alter itself through use of natural forces. Gravity and the process of absorption on fired and unfired clay will slowly adjust balances and modify the form of these objects, with varying levels of predictability. Visit often, as over the course of time tensions shift and new forms emerge.

SMALL OBJECT SPACE

Queensland based artist and lecturer for over 35 years, Catherine Large’s work is held in both private and public collections around Australia. Known primarily as a jeweller, her work often reflects on the juncture between nature and the man-made.

The pieces in this exhibition have been fashioned from fragments of debris gathered from the bush near her home. The forests of Mount Coot-ha are at the very fringe of suburbia, a place where the detritus of humanity decays and is slowly reassimilated into the natural world.

Her regular walks brought her to the site an old, abandoned Toyota. Over time, during her many visits, she collected small, broken bits of rusty steel from around the car and other sites. These she has reworked, reflecting on her personal journeys and the multiple histories of each place, reimagining them as precious relics; beautiful fragments which contain and regenerate the whole.

Of Scale and Intrigue is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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 Machinery Street Gallery

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