As do photographs, Sophie Gralton’s recent paintings capture significant moments. However, ‘snap shot’ static representations they are not, photographic realism is totally eschewed.
Sydney-based Gralton’s focus lies in the interaction between image and medium. She wants us to respond not solely to the subject matter but also to the aesthetic and metaphoric signals a painting communicates. Past memories, present observations and future possibilities are given tangible form upon canvases alive with tactile surfaces. Transcending any sense of specific location, personage or period, the Snapshots exhibition offers the viewer the possibility of finding one’s own presence within the ‘eternal moments’ depicted upon surfaces pulsating with colour and gestural markings.
Opening Event: Saturday 6 May, 4 – 6pm.
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