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Katie Eraser's 'Snug Succour'

Creative People

If you’re in need of a big warm hug next week, don’t miss ‘Snug Succour’, the highly anticipated second solo show from Katie Eraser.

The Melbourne-based visual artist’s uplifting new mixed-media exhibition explores the interplay between shape, colour, and line, and can be enjoyed at Besser Space for one weekend only!

23rd January, 2018

Artworks from Katie Eraser‘s forthcoming exhibition ‘Snug Succour’. Photo – Kristoffer Paulsen.

The Melbourne-based visual artist at work. Photo – Tatanja Ross.

A textile piece by Katie in(incredible)-situ. Photo – courtesy of the artist and Besser Space.

This is the artist’s highly anticipated second solo show. Photo – Kristoffer Paulsen.

Opening Friday, February 2nd, the exhibition will run for one weekend only. Photo – Tatanja Ross.

Katie has had ‘a joyously prolific 12 months’, including holding major shows and being a part of an art-fair. Photo – Tatanja Ross.

The artist’s key focus is on emotions intersecting with an environment. Photo – courtesy of the artist and Besser Space.

Katie has employed a bold, simplified use of line and texture for this show. Photo – Kristoffer Paulsen.

Katie’s art seeks to bring comfort. Photo – Tatanja Ross.

‘These new works brightly climb out of the depths of isolation,’ she explains. Photo – courtesy of the artist and Besser Space.

The showcase will feature 30 new major works. Photo – Kristoffer Paulsen.

Elle Murrell
Tuesday 23rd January 2018

‘These new works brightly climb out of the depths of isolation, and render a new day rising.’ – Katie Eraser.

After ‘a joyously prolific 12 months’ including participating in various exhibitions and an art-fair, young Melbourne artist Katie Eraser is set to open her second solo show, ‘Snug Succour’ next week. A year of happy vibes have certainly translated into this vibrant showcase of 30 new works.

This collection is a result of a journey into fresh terrain and experiments with new media for Katie – think large-scale paintings alongside clusters of sculptures, and intriguing textile works. ‘My practice has developed into new mediums, specifically textile works,’ the artist tells. ‘Creating a space filled with opposing textures and variances, both soft and hard, replays my key focus on emotions intersecting with an environment.’

In a response to such weighty and widespread issues as seclusion and ostracism, Katie’s art seeks to bring comfort. ‘These new works brightly climb out of the depths of isolation, and render a new day rising, under the guise of radiant expressions of abstraction,’ she adds.

If you were a little curious about the peculiar title, all becomes clear in Katie’s questioning contention: ‘If we each aspire to feel safety, security and comfort (Snug) in and outside of our darkest moments, and recognise this as a human need we should all be afforded, maybe we can find more time to support, care and aid (Succour) each other.’

Snug Succour’ by Katie Eraser
Opening Friday, February 2nd, 6pm-9pm
Saturday 3 February 3rd, 12pm-5pm
Sunday 4 February 4th, 12pm-4pm
Besser Space
15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood 

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