Sunday, December 21st, 2008
Many HIP members have been busy leading up to the xmas season producing work for exhibitions.
The 11th Images of Tasmania exhibition in the Salamanca Art Centre’s Long Gallery (no photos allowed) is stunning and is well worth a visit. Open 10am – 6pm every day except christmas day until January 4.
Iona Johnson’s work, Nightscapes: An Exploration of Nocturnal Phenomena in Print is showing in the Salamanca Art Centre’s Top Gallery and is open 9-5 weekdays until January 2.
The introduction of colour into her abstract nightscapes is a marked difference to previous work
where shapes and forms almost seen, almost comprehended
seem to leap out of the dark background
Iona says, “This body of work is concerned with the experience of the night environment as a place where we apprehend things differently. More sensate ways of being become dominant and I am interested in conveying how this feels…objects dissolve and are perceived in fragments. I consider that this responsive and sensitive yielding to the environment, to our surroundings, embodies a useful approach to our being in the world”
Make sure you make the time to study and immerse yourself in this work.