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installation view - front gallery


u n p i c k e d

May 23 - June 24, 2017

 
 
installation view - front gallery
 
 
installation view - front gallery
 
Kristin Hollis’s line has always offered an air of authority and a certain vulnerability. It looks easy and confident, yet is exploratory at the same time. In the loose grid paintings, which play the starring role in her new show u n p i c k e d, it is this line in its combination of the eerie, the profound and the tentative which gives the paintings a particular visual rhythm and intensity. Works such as Indigo Net, Bluegrass Baby and Comme Two are beguiling and beautiful and gently simple all at the same time.
 
Comme Two (diptych)

So what here has Hollis unpicked? The grid compositions riff on the warp and weave of their stretched linen grounds. Is this the small made compellingly large? Or is it, in the case of Comme Two, something unfathomably mighty, like quantum field galactic origin theory brought down to manageable size? There are biographical references being unpicked in paintings like Mango Mo(u)rning (an elegy to Venezuela where Hollis spent time as a child) and Those $10 PJs from Coolangatta – a surprisingly luminous little painting. There are also grounds of bruised indigo, lustrous ultramarine and yellow that catch the eye here. But it really is the modulation of line, the angling of oil stick with deft movement of wrist and hand, that makes these paintings hum.
JS
 
Mango Mo(u)rning
 
 

Selected works

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It's Business Time
               Flat Pack 
 
 
 
Indigo Net
               Bluegrass Baby



Going Grey?
               Blue Deep


Selected works

in the back gallery...

 
Dog Park 1
             Dog Park 3
 
 

A very quiet boy
             Those $10 PJs from Coolangatta



Hanging out with the rent boy in the rental
          Me & Piranesi



T9
      T10       On to paper



Mindfield
 
 
 
Territories
 
 
 
Kristin installing in the back gallery
Kristin Hollis installing her works in the back gallery
 
 
Dog Park 1 & 3, framed
Dog Park 1 & Dog Park 3 hanging in the back gallery
 
 
 
List of works
 
Comme Two (diptych), 2017
oil & oil stick on canvas    1520 x 1520mm    $11,000
 
Mango Mo(u)rning, 2017
acrylic with graphite on Belgian linen    1300 x 2000mm    $11,000
 
It’s Business Time, 2017
acrylic, oil stick, oil and graphite on canvas     520 x 760mm    $6000

Flat Pack, 2017
acrylic and oil stick on canvas     520 x 760mm    $6000

Indigo Net, 2017
acrylic, oil & oil stick on canvas    1520 x 760mm    $6000

Bluegrass Baby, 2017
oil & oil stick on canvas    1520 x 760mm    $6000
 
Going Grey?  2017
acrylic, oil stick, oil and graphite on canvas    1520 x 760mm     $6000
 
Blue Deep, 2017
acrylic with varnish on canvas    1520 x 760mm     $6000
 
Dog Park 1 & Dog Park 3, 2016
charcoal & acrylic on 250gsm hot-pressed Fabriano    1160 x 750mm fr    $3500 ea
 
A very quiet boy, 2014
oil, charcoal and pencil on canvas    400 x 300mm    $1500
 
Those $10 PJs from Coolangatta, 2017
acrylic, oil stick, oil and graphite on canvas    900 x 600mm    $3400
 
Hanging out with the rent boy in the rental, 2017
pen, colouring pencil and collaged photo on paper    350 x 260 fr    $1500

Me & Piranesi, 2017
oil on canvas (backed onto metal)    610 x 610mm    $2100
 
T9 & T10, 2017
pen, felt pen, acrylic and colouring pencil on paper    250 x 230mm fr    $1200 ea
 
On to paper, 2017
pen, acrylic and colouring pencil on paper    350 x 260mm    $1300
 
Mindfield, 2017
charcoal with acrylic on 300gsm cold-pressed Fabriano    1400 x 1400mm    $3200

Territories, 2017
charcoal with acrylic on 300gsm cold-pressed Fabriano    1400 x 1400mm    $3200
 
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