Kirra Galleries opened in 1997 and for more than a decade now, have focused on building the finest commercial exhibition galleries focussing on glass, sculpture and jewellery artworks in Australia. They now have an established reputation as leaders in the Australian Contemporary Art Glass Movement.
Kirra Galleries hold a number of exhibitions each year highlighting the incredible diversity of Australian art glass as well as works by artists working in a variety of different media.
Exhibition Opening - Maureen Williams & Benjamin Sewell 'Diverse interpretations of the landscape'
Peter Kolliner OAM, Gallery Director, Kirra Galleries is delighted to invite you to an exhibition by Maureen Williams and Ben Sewell titled New Work "Diverse interpretations of the landscape" opening Thursday 11 August 2011 at 6.00pm.
"My work is concerned with personal narratives and views which are expressed using a three-dimensional canvas to depict altered views or altered landscapes. The paintings reflect my abstract notion of reality as imagery. The imagery has been concerned with the narrative and most recently with the juxtaposition of nature and man's imposition on nature. I use natural and aerial views and the linear aspects of the land together with those impacted by man. Imaginary views are linked with real views and altered.
The work also relates to relationships between man and the land and the fragility of this. Man creates altered views of the land and these are portrayed in various ways and tied to diverse views. Man is depicted in this landscape space in a variety of abstracted approaches." - Maureen Williams
"My current body of work is based on the environment of Northern Illawara, I have chosen aspects of the local topography to capture a sense of the landscape, encompassing the mood and sense of encapsulation the area creates, with the vaulting escarpment as a backdrop to the woodlands and ocean.
The making of each piece has in turn led to the next piece, which has acted as a type of linear mapping of the landscape and for me the maker brings together the contrasting elements to create a sense of the region." - Benjamin Sewell
The exhibition will be opened by internationally renowned glass artist, Scott Chaseling.