Caroline Rothwell, Untitled, 2019. Watercolour on Arches paper collage, on Joseph Banks’ Florilegium a la pope print from copper plate engraving, 300gsm Somerset mould made acid free paper, 73.5 x 57cm. Courtesy: the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.
Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery presents new work by Caroline Rothwell in Splice. The daughter of an industrial chemist, Rothwell poses questions regarding humankind’s control of nature. With a practice that spans over two decades, Rothwell enables us to think about the colonising imperative of recent centuries and our compulsion to master natural forces. With sculptures that border on the surreal and the anthropomorphic, Rothwell pushes us to consider our own response to such issues in Splice.
The artist acknowledges and pays respects to the Gadigal and Bidjigal clan who traditionally occupied the Sydneycoast and the Gweagal clan of the Dharawal language group who traditionally occupied the Southern Sydney area.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Friday 9 August 2019