as selected by Cresina Tillman,
Interior Design Specialist, Quadrant Design Architects.
Marian QUIGLEY, “Buttock Blues” (no 28, acrylic on canvas, $300)
Cresina’s first choice for the Exhibition Highlights of the Week is “Buttock Blues”, by Marian Quigley, the multi-award winning artist based in the Bass Coast region of Victoria. The painting is a joyous celebration of colour, movement, and free-flowing forms. “I really enjoy the sense of design within this work, and admire the artist’s ability to combine the flowing lines, the bright colours, and the inspiration from nature and the human body in one harmonious composition,” says Cresina of the painting.
Cresina has also singled out “The Catch!”, by the Italian-born, Melbourne-based, award-wining artist Otto Boron, whose works were profiled on ABC’s Art Nation television program in 2010. The painting is one of the many works in the exhibition featuring birds and animals within a landscape setting. “This little work is remarkable for the layers upon layers of pigments which result in a richly textured surface of the painting. Yet in spite of its textural complexity the image remains sharp and precise; all elements within the composition are sharply defined,” comments Cresina.
Cresina’s third Exhibition Highlight of the Week is “The Last Three”, by Jane Henry, a member of the highly esteemed Basketmakers of Victoria group, whose works are richly represented throughout the Summer Exhibition. Henry’s pieces utilise a variety of natural and found media, including antique ceramic bottle necks. “I enjoy the overall sense of design within these works. The usage of diverse materials creates highly textured, intricate, and complex patterns. The implementation of recycled materials is also quite ingenious,” remarks Cresina.
View complete exhibition online at http://www.quadrantgallery.com.au/summer-exhibition.html
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