Kate Vassallo, Orchids, 2019. Coloured pencil on paper, 100 x 75cm. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney.
Floating Time is a new series of drawings and prints by artist Kate Vassallo. These artworks utilise the repetitive and controlled mark-making of straight, ruled lines. This repetitious drawing action is like a form of timekeeping; the marks becoming a visual record representing time and labour. Favouring organic forms over rigid and pre-planned geometry, the processes behind these drawings and prints incorporate chance-based elements.
The forms that emerge can be seen like geometric versions of a tree’s growth rings or geological strata. Over time, Vassallo’s artworks have become increasingly linked to the environment, the large-scale drawings in this series utilising colour palettes observed by the artist in the natural world around her.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Wednesday 10 July 2019