1 – 12 December 2021
Opening night: Wednesday 1st December, 6 – 8pm
Meet the artist: Saturday 4th December, 11am – 2pm
Catalogue & Price List: View PDF Catalogue (4.3 Mb)
Saint Cloche is very pleased to reveal contemporary abstract artist Giorgia McRae with her first solo show ‘Steel & Stone.’
Giorgia’s sculptures have both modernist and cubist influences, her finely abstracted works characterised by the geometrization of form – object analysis, fragmented then uniquely reconstructed, creating a new language unto itself. She draws inspiration from mid-century greats such as Le Corbusier, Joan Miro, Helen Frankenthaler, Alexander Calder, Mark Rothko, Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Strangely enough I always thought that I’d be a ceramicist – but at art school I found myself being more and more drawn to working with steel and sculpture.
I found that drawing was such a vital part of my process – the compulsion to draw the sculptures first, test-drive them, and work toward the perfect composition according to my mind’s eye.
Almost immediately the drawing took on a life of its own. The ‘drawn’ sculptures were impossible, without bases, simply untethered and floating in space. There was something odd and lovely about them that I couldn’t just label as practice for my steel work.
My colour palette evolved, and I thoroughly enjoyed having backgrounds to play with. It all seems quite serendipitous, even an accident that I’ve landed here, but it is nice that my two- and three-dimensional art forms are connected and live mostly, in harmony. To me, they are very much ‘in simpatico’, part of the same world.
~ Giorgia McRae
About Giorgia McRae
Giorgia McRae is a multi-disciplinary abstract artist living and working on Gadigal Land, in Sydney. In both her two and three-dimensional work, she creates strong intuition-focused pieces that explore balance and weight with strong lines and blocks of primary colour. There is a dynamic relationship between her chosen mediums as she carries motifs and colour palettes across her practice.
Giorgia’s steel and sandstone sculptures investigate drawing in space while her painted and drawn works do the same in two-dimensional form. This playful relationship has allowed her to create an abstracted world that invites the viewer to have their own interpretation. Giorgia completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the National Art School in Sydney in 2020 with multiple invitations to exhibit at renowned galleries.