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Meet Three Geelong-Based Painters Interpreting The Same Landscape

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Artists Amy Wright, Liz Wickramasinghe and Emma Itzstein met the way that everyone does these days – a bit of good old fashioned Insta-flirting! ‘We have a mutual respect and a shared appreciation for each other’s work’, they explain.

Painting the same physical environment from different perspectives, the three Geelong-based painters come together for a group exhibition, Gardens of Mind and Myth, opening this Friday, September 13th in Ceres, Geelong.

10th September, 2019

Photo – Nikita Cherry.

Stamens Yawned Reaching For The Sky, Amy Wright.

Photo – Nikita Cherry.

Trees Tell The Tales Of Gardens Lost, Amy Wright.

Climbers Were At Their Thickest Here, Amy Wright.

Photo – Nikita Cherry.

Seedsails, Liz Wickramasinghe.

Photo – Nikita Cherry.

Photo – Nikita Cherry.

Spidermangrove, Liz Wickramasinghe.

Grass Seedspan, Liz Wickramasinghe.

Photo – Nikita Cherry.

An Apprentice, Emma Itzstein.

Photo – Nikita Cherry.

Wake From Death, Emma Itzstein.

One Life, Emma Itzstein.

When you Finish, Emma Itzstein.

Photo – Nikita Cherry.

‘Living in the same region and each having different styles lends itself beautifully to a group show.’ – Amy Wright, Liz Wickramasinghe and Emma Izstein.

Geelong-based artists Amy Wright, Liz Wickramasinghe and Emma Itzstein have come together for a group exhibition exploring same subject matter, from three perspectives. While the artists are all heavily inspired by the landscape, each has a unique approach to processing what they see, and how it’s portrayed in their work. ‘Living in the same region and each having different styles lends itself beautifully to a group show,’ they say. And we tend to agree!

Gardens of Mind and Myth encapsulates the artist’s broad approach to interpreting and painting the natural world – with the common thread of memory and the imagined. Amy and Emma’s work particularly focuses on the Gardens of Babylon and Villa Melzi respectively, taking a more literal approach to ancient mythology and legend.

While each artist has their own distinct style, the overlap in their approach makes for a cohesive group show. ‘Something we all share is a departure from “reality”’, they explain. ‘None of us create work with the aim to represent nature in its objective state – our pieces are subjective interpretations that aim to evoke memories, feelings, connections and emotions’. Their three styles range from bright, joyful expressionism to a more restrained, linear interpretation. Amy’s abstract work features rich, thick layers of paint, Liz’s work is flat, neat and graphic-like, while Emma’s paintings sit somewhere between the two approaches, incorporating layers of expression with stylised, patterned overlay. View them first-hand from this Friday!

Gardens of Mind and Myth by Amy Wright, Liz Wickramasinghe and Emma Itzstein
Friday, September 13th – Thursday, September 26th 
Opening Sunday, September 15th, 2pm-4pm 
Temperance Hall 
40 McCann Street
Ceres, Victoria 

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