LOOK AT ALL THERE IS TO HAVE | Sarah Boyts Yoder & Sophie Nolan
Curated & presented by Amber Creswell Bell
22 May – 2 June 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday 22 May (6-8pm)
SARAH BOYTS YODER is a mixed media painter based in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. Situated squarely in the realm of painterly abstraction, her works demonstrate the creative process as both content and journey. Listening becomes as important as doing, viewer is invited in as interpreter, and the resulting images are playfully open-ended.
“Possessed with a wide and opportunistic gaze, I adopt simple forms and materials often hiding in plain sight. Combining principles of formal abstraction and an obsession with colour, I transfigure them into a lexicon of cartoonish and talismanic iconography. ‘Look At All There Is To Have’ references my belief that all surfaces, all forms, are available to us as bearers of grace and points of focus in a world that too often insists on inevitability and separateness.”
SOPHIE NOLAN is a ceramicist based on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. By using traditional hand building techniques, Sophie creates one-of-a-kind curvy, sensual vases, each shape holding its own presence and personality.
“Sometimes we need to clear the fog to see the magic right in front of us; to find the gratitude for what and who we have. My vessels are a celebration of the beauty and wonder of the individual and the power that can come from working together in harmonious oneness…To present these pieces as a group is an opportunity to show that despite our perceived ‘differences’, we can come together with compassion and non-judgement to compliment and support one another. Each vase holds its own space with energy and emotion, but together they bounce off each other and become an even greater force”.
Wednesday 22 May, 6-8pm
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