11 JULY - 4 AUG 2018
In WOLF LIGHT, Eloise Kirk continues to explore the unification of painting, collage, and installation. These collages sample images of geological formations inspired by travels throughout Utah and Arizona. Through the use of erasure, fragmentation and collage Kirk uses a sequence of symbolic arrangements with spell-like repetition.
The work is explicitly elemental, offering an aesthetic response to the juncture between beauty and disaster and testing the boundaries between the romantic and the surreal. Use of shadow and negative space within these collages only emphasizes the mystery of the natural environment from which she draws.
Based in Tasmania, 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.
WOLF LIGHT is Kirk’s fourth exhibition at Gallery 9.