Hannah Nowlan & Tatsiana Shevarenkova
25 March – 4 April 2021
Paddington ‘Night Out 2021’ proudly supported by Woollahra Council:
Thursday 25th March, 4 – 8pm visitpaddington.com/whats-on
Art Month 2021 Precinct Night, Meet the artists:
Saturday 27th March, 3 – 7pm artmonthsydney.com.au
Catalogue & Price List: View PDF Catalogue (4.8 Mb)
We are excited to reveal our first duo show of 2021. Returning to the gallery this Autumn, sought after Melbourne artist Hannah Nowlan and for the first time, emerging Sydney ceramic sculptor Tatsiana Shevarenkova.
“Hannah’s and Tatsiana’s strong sense of soft yet confident curvilinear lines evoke a sense of amniotic visual poetry that integrates biomorphic, abstraction and organic forms that are naturalistic and tethers them through each artist’s medium to resemble human forms, simplified and abstracted, perhaps the figure of a woman? The works exude an alluring sense of calm, like those often found in nature.”
– Kitty Clark
“I’ve been imagining the soul to be the carrier of our emotions, something fluid that lives deep within us. I like to think it’s similar to water in basins of the earth, rising and falling. In a gestural sense, this body of work evokes water, minerals and clay. Tracing the lineage of emotions, from murky to pure as they rise to the surface, serving as a method of healing.
Long steeped in mythology, my practice dissects personal narratives as a process of ritual and remedy. Notions of identity are embedded in abstracted landscape forms, symbolised by recurring motifs and heavily weighted by grounding, earthy tones.”
~ Hannah Nowlan
About Hannah Nowlan
Living and working on Boonwurrung land in Black Rock, Victoria, Australia, Hannah Nowlan holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts; Drawing and Printmaking from the Victoria College of Arts, University of Melbourne (2015).
Finalist in the Patron Craftsmanship Award (2020), Fisher’s Ghost Art Award (2019) and the Incinerator Art for Social Change Award (2015). Hannah also participated in an International Artist In Residence program at the University of Lisbon, Portugal (2016).
Exhibiting in numerous solo and group exhibitions, Hannah’s work is held in various private collections within Australia and Internationally. Hannah has also featured in several art publications and magazines, notably, The Design Files (2019, 2017), Badlands Journal (2019) and Unconditional Magazine New York (2017).
“Working with coil building techniques I allow the clay to lead me forward as I play with turns and forms. This sense of shape draws inspiration from my favourite artists, such as – Hans Arp, Henry Moore, Isamu Noguchi and Barbara Hepworth.”
My work attempts to reconcile a sense of kinetic sensuality confined to an immobile form. The tension between materiality and the incorporeal opens up a space of exploration, of play. These works are testament to feminine enchantment and to the possibilities which always escape the form.”
~ Tatsiana Shevarenkova
About Tatsiana Shevarenkova
Tatsiana Shevarenkova is a Belarusian artist based in Sydney. After a career as a fashion stylist in Moscow, she moved to Australia in 2019 and began to explore her curiosity of more tactile mediums. As a self-taught artist, she founded COSSET CERAMICS in 2020 and began to explore sculptural forms. Moved by the biomorphic sculptors of the mid 20th century, she creates dramatic but utilitarian objects through a diverse range of throwing and hand-building techniques.
Soul Bed events are proudly sponsored by Iron Gate Estate.
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