Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Braemar Gallery - Corinne Loxton, Carola Rivera & Dot Wilkin

Dot Wilkin is a lover of expressionist colour and it so shows in her current ‘grab the bull by the horns’ work for ‘Of Earth and Air’… Letting herself absorb the essence of the rugged iridescent landscapes of the River Barwon, Fowlers Gap and Wilcannia, exploring her perception and exaggerating the opalesque of the colours at her feet.

An intrepid explorer of radiant hue’s, Dot has proven her ability to playfully play with colour, to open our eyes to what really is the beautiful harshness of the outback.  Each work in this series follows a brilliant and liberating narrative of colour, exposing a deep sense of bold exuberance and a celebration of colour.

The language of colour runs fluent throughout the gallery spaces from Dot’s boldness to a slightly more reserved reflection by Carola Rivera set of works which created snapshots of delicate detailed bird life set against fauxesque backgrounds which flowed seamlessly into the majestic sweeping bilious cloudscapes of Corinne Loxton.

An immediate affinity to these serene works of Corinne’s, a much needed quiet reflection which I found enveloping, relaxing and ethereal.  Rolling landscapes in luscious greens set against shimmering sunsets and not just in the obligatory rectangle.  Views of fluffy clouds from the Eagle’s nest through the tree tops blowing in the wind.

A great introduction for me to the Braemar Gallery which was built in 1892 by James Hunter Lawson and making me walk a bit further down Macquarie Road.

Fleur MacDonald

31st July - 23rd August 2015

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