16 Crawford Street
Cube Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and sculptures featuring six artists starting on June 29, on view until August 26. ABLAZE will showcase nearly 40 works by artists Myung Nam An, Mo Cornelisse, Paul Kessling, Fran Mora, Meredith Pardue and Kate Shaw.
About the artists
Myung Nam Anâ€™s ceramic works tell stories using symbols which are universal. The essence of the works is the human being and their everyday life and she finds ceramic to be the most versatile material and so it is suited to express the artists ideas.
Mo Cornelisse sculptures are an exploration in material and geometry. She plays with the effect of light, shadow and the smooth surface of the unvarnished porcelain to obtain a skin like texture for her 3D models. The process consists of several stages - going from very detailed and controlled manipulations to more random gestures which each time creates unique and original sculpture.
Paul Kesslingâ€™s abstract oil paintings pulsate with raw Promethean energy. Whether taking painterly bearings amid the heft and shift of wind-slammed storms or delicately calibrating the impression of light patinating a cloud-mottled sea, his wet-in-wet technique and lyrical brush strokes capture the elemental struggles of our external and internal landscapes.
Fran Mora uses traditional methods, layering gesso and oils onto linen, then uses paper and other mixed media to create texture. By using bright, almost neon colours, Mora brings these very traditional methods right back to the 21st Century. There is a translucency of light to Moraâ€™s painting, which at times exudes a calmness and serenity at odds to the vibrant colours of his flower paintings.
Meredith Pardue is an acclaimed contemporary artist whose work is widely recognized for its abstract botanical forms and scenes derived from nature, created using oil and mixed media on canvas. Her works are displayed in private and notable corporate collections all across America.
Kate Shaw is a Melbourne-based artist who creates landscapes that are simultaneously sublime and toxic. Formed out of â€˜paint poursâ€™ and collage techniques, her landscapes capture the transcendent beauty of nature; the swirls of acrylic paint, ink, glitters and powders mimic the flow of natural processes.