‘CASA’ GROUP SHOW
5th DECEMBER 2018 to 6th JANUARY 2019
Wednesday December 5th, 6-9pm
Special Guest Speaker Karen McCartney
This summer join Saint Cloche gallery Paddington for their annual end-of-year spectacular!
With the success of last 3 year’s Grand Finale group shows RIVIERA & BRAŚILIA & JET SET group shows, Saint Cloche is excited to present CASA – a collaborative exploration of concepts of home. Celebrating the diverse creative talents of 14 handpicked artists from Australia, they come together to create an environment enriched with poetic details by drawing inspiration from mid-century sculpture and their links to nature, elevating the cosy space of a domestic dwelling to a sensuous space of art.
Unlike our previous end of year exhibitions which transported us all over the world, this year ‘CASA’ – a month-long month celebration – reminding us to take a long exhale, relax after a busy year – and welcome all home!
CASA explores a notion of ‘home’ that extends far beyond the physical manifestation. Home can be a location, a person, a group of people, a state of mind, or an abstract sense of belonging. The word “casa” is part of the vernacular of Mediterranean countries famous for their welcoming hospitality, celebrations in the home of family.
Inspired by the mid-century French sculptor, Valentine Schlegal, who viewed interiors as another natural realm, full of surprises, reflections, and shapes. Her own house became the best example of her sculptural fantasy world, and evoked humanity and real emotion. Exploring the rich concept of the interior and domesticity we are engaging in a dialogue between fine art, interior design and creativity which elevates a domestic realm to a sensuous space of art. Practicing between Paris and the sleepy fishing village of Sete, Schlegal was endearingly termed by the local fisherman ‘Cette Femme Pourrait Dormir Dans L’eau’ (“this woman could sleep in water”) she constantly sought the perfect balance between volume and harmonious contours. We are inspired by her view of interiors as another natural realm – full of surprises, reflections, shapes, and architectural suggestion- drawing a parallel relationship with high art and humble craftsmanship.
Set to the calm muted tones of a dusky Mediterranean, and an underlying minimalism signifying not a lack of things but a mood that we can create – CASA is a space of calm, homely comfort. Mi Casa Su Casa!
Curated by Kitty Clark
Casa is proudly supported by Pord
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