Exhibitions / Love and Limerence

2013

Catherine Asquith Gallery, Collingwood

This new body of work by Melbourne-based artist, Gina Kalabishis, loosely referencing the St Valentine’s Day narrative as immortalized in Joan Lindsay’s “Picnic at Hanging Rock”, re-examines the Australian landscape, from a very specific female perspective: rather than compositions of grand epic vistas, these oil on linen paintings consider its minutiae.  

 

Utilising the Ikebana arrangements of Norman Sparnon (1913-1995), as the basis for her compositions, Gina presents on one level, unorthodox combinations of Australian flora and animal skeletal parts; on another level, these elements are exactly what would be discovered on a bush trail through the landscape.  Visually stunning, these superbly articulated works, variously titled “Irma”, “Miranda” for example, as in the characters’ names from the novel, present an unique and delicate interpretation of the Australian landscape.


Installation view Love and Limerence 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Installation view Love and Limerence  2013

Installation view Love and Limerence 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Installation view Love and Limerence  2013

Installation view Love and Limerence 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Installation view Love and Limerence  2013

Installation view Love and Limerence 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Installation view Love and Limerence  2013

Sara 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Sara  2013

oil on linen

121cm x 137cm

Marion 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Marion  2013

oil on linen

121cm x 137cm

Greta 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Greta  2013

oil on linen

166cm x 106cm, private collection

Irma 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Irma  2013

oil on linen

152cm x 121cm

Hanging Rock 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Hanging Rock  2013

oil on linen

152cm x 121cm, private collection

Miranda 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Miranda  2013

oil on linen

152cm x 121cm

Sara (detail) 2013 by Gina Kalabishis

Sara (detail)  2013

oil on linen