Left Bank Gallery is proud to present a collaborative show of award winning artists Lara Scolari and Amica Whincop, on show from July 28 to August 31. This organic and raw exhibition showcases the talent of both women in exploring a visual language that mimics the forms of the natural world.
Their abstract impressionist styles complement each other, as well as the perfect imperfections found in nature. Their works convey a sense of energy found at both ends of the spectrum--creating an enlivening space, as well as a resting place.
Please join us for the opening preview on Saturday 28 July, 2018 for drinks with the artists and light refreshments from 5PM - 7PM.
Each new collection of paintings I create reflect my desire to capture the beauty, tranquility and balance informed by the rhythms and energy of the natural world.
Since childhood, I have been motivated by the natural landscape and my work often evokes the unbridled forms of the Australian coastline and inland waterways. In a similar style to painter Bassmi Ibrahim’s fluid abstractions and artist Satsuki Shibuya’s intuitive markings on paper, the works in Voyage encapsulate the unpredictable beauty of colour, form and texture. Within each painting I have isolated abstract shapes with white paint, creating a pure space that weaves like a flowing tributary through the soothing colours of earth and water.
Continuing to explore my theme of visually capturing the unseen energy, movement, life force and emotion beneath the surface, while reflecting the palette of our Australian landscape, VOYAGE focuses on the body of water that surrounds our island nation and discusses and explores the life force, energy and power within in it.
Our connection to the sea is an instinctive attraction--we are drawn to it and it calls to somewhere deep inside all of us. The discovery and exploration of the underwater world have awoken intense emotions in me since early childhood.
My work strives to communicate the spirit, the underwater, the energy that resonates the language of the sea, unheard but deeply felt.