#otherworlds

#otherworlds

SLOT window gallery

38 Botany Rd Alexandria NSW

2 December 2017- 6 January 2018

 

#otherworlds, 2017, ultraviolet light, posca pen, acrylic, fluorescent and aerosol paint on board, 1.5 x 2m, (detail)

#otherworlds, 2017, ultraviolet light, posca pen, acrylic, fluorescent and aerosol paint on board, 1.5 x 2m, (daylight view)

#otherworlds, 2017, ultraviolet light, posca pen, acrylic, fluorescent and aerosol paint on board, 1.5 x 2m, (daylight view)

#otherworlds, 2017, ultraviolet light, posca pen, acrylic, fluorescent and aerosol paint on board, 1.5 x 2m (ultraviolet light view)

#otherworlds, 2017, ultraviolet light, posca pen, acrylic, fluorescent and aerosol paint on board, 1.5 x 2m (ultraviolet light view)

This large scale landscape is an amalgam of disparate elements gleaned from a variety of sources. The intention was to create a strange environment that is inspired by the world and yet presents a portal to an alternate reality; a meeting place of the real and the imagined.

This painting installation is an experiment. For the first time I have incorporated light as a medium. In order to further explore my interest in time, space, place and memory; two versions of the landscape are held within the one painting. The reading of the work will morph from day to night. Once darkness descends, ultraviolet light interacts with the painted work in order to transform the space and reveal an alternate dimension, a world that is “Other”.

With thanks to Tony Twigg for providing a venue to bring art to the street and so generously accommodating this crazy experiment at SLOT.

And to my partner in life and love, Matt Macadam. Without his encouragement, support, lighting and installation skills this project could not have been realised.

Kathryn Cowen

December 2017

 

Kathryn Cowen,  #otherworlds , 2017, installation view SLOT window gallery, Redfern, NSW

Kathryn Cowen, #otherworlds, 2017, installation view SLOT window gallery, Redfern, NSW