Eloise Kirk: Third Order Island, 25 Jan – 18 Feb 2017

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Eloise Kirk explores the merging of collage and painting, sampling images of rock formations, waves and clouds. Her imagery is partially concealed by textural and reflective pools of resin. She describes these negative spaces as voids offering descent into the unfamiliar, and connects this with the mystic act of scrying or ‘peeping into the future’. Drawing connections between discarded natural imagery, Kirk tests the boundaries between the romantic and the surreal.

Kirk holds both a Bachelor and Masters of Visual of Arts from the Sydney College of the Arts. She has staged solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and New York, and was recently curated into the Safari and Underbelly arts festivals in Sydney. She has been a finalist in the Fishers Ghost Art Prize, the John Fries Emerging Artist Award, the Macquarie Bank Emerging Artist Award and the Grace Cossington Smith Art Prize. In 2014 Kirk was awarded the Art Gallery of NSW residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Third Order Island is Kirk’s third exhibition at Gallery 9.