Join us at Our House
The official opening of Our House, the latest exhibition at the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery will take place on Saturday 29 July from 2-4 pm.
This exhibition presents the colourful works of artists Tania Alexander, Nuha Saad and Victoria Lobregat.
It will be opened by the dynamic Annalisa Capurro. Popularly known as ‘Ms Modernism’, she is an Interior Designer, Design Educator, Architectural & Design Historian, Architectural Photographer and Writer. Annalisa lives in the Russell Jack house Wahroonga and she is passionate about modernist design.
Our House artists explore the psychological complexities of the home through their interactions with colour, pattern and form. They bring varied material choices to this exhibition, from paint to found object, and each reflect on the idea of the house as an accessible space filled with subtle links and personal associations to family, memory and imagination.
Tania Alexander uses the geometry of angles and lines to remind us of the patterns that we use to personalise our home. She reveals this geometry in layers of decorative washi tape and links the gendered hobby craft nature of the material to the art of abstract painting.
The inspiration for Victoria Lobregat's gouache paintings and installations is drawn from houses in her Newcastle area and reveals her nostalgia for the bland suburban homes and bright fabrics of 1950s Australia. She approaches the home with nostalgia and a sense of loss for the ordinary scenes taken for granted and quickly changing.
Chinoiserie House with Parrots by Victoria Lobregat.
Through ornament and colour Nuha Saad transforms spaces using readymade interior moldings and wallpapers. She references the world of Federation and Victorian interiors, strengthening and intensifying their patterns and colours in her sculptural/painting installations.
The exhibition will be on display in the Grace Cossington Smith Gallery until 16 August.