New Work Friday #191

Art Life , New Work May 22, 2015 1 Comment

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Chris Casali, Series Fray, 2015, Watercolour on Aluminium Composite Board, 500mm x 600mm x 2

utopian dance

Chris Casali, Utopian Dance, 2015.

carbon streaming

Chris Casali, Carbon Streaming, 2015.

“According to Albert Einstein,‘Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. Never lose a holy curiosity’. Chris Casali engages Einstein’s philosophy via the performance of curious action and observational behaviour. Visually she documents her experience as a Modern Day Explorer of occurring change that global climate disperses and confronts us with. Humankind’s acknowledgment, acceptance and ignorance of change holds precedence in Casali’s journey towards the discovery and meaning of human existence and considered ownership of place. Fear for the future of the planet has encroached into Casali’s everyday consciousness. She illustrates this fear through the layering of carbon form to mimic the earth’s vulnerability in a change process. Artworks present the landscape as a fractured, obscured and disconnected form. Images produced are not presented in a traditional way, there is movement towards the abstraction with hints of natural reference that resonate a connection to the land and the sea and its continued abuse and degradation of. The artist invites the viewer to engage beyond the materiality of the work. The lack of identifiable imagery purposely asks its audience to seek out and question the purpose of its existence and go beyond the beauty of what the surface presents” – Chris Casali

Exhibiting Wednesday 13th – 23rd May, 2015, Sheffer Gallery, Darlington.

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