New ex­hi­bi­tion opens

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

LINE and form is the sub­ject mat­ter of a new ex­hi­bi­tion by lo­cal artist Wendy Eriks­son, which opens at the Art Whit­sun­day Gallery tonight (Thurs­day, Au­gust 7).

The ex­hi­bi­tion is the lat­est in a se­ries of ‘back­room gallery’ events, run in Art Whit­sun­day’s des­ig­nated ‘back­room’ space. Ms Eriks­son said the ex­hi­bi­tion was a col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary art­works re­flect­ing shape and colour.

“The art­works are built up with mul­ti­ple lay­ers, with win­dows through to the lay­ers below,” she ex­plained.

To cre­ate these works, Ms Eriks­son has used a va­ri­ety of skills, such as print-mak­ing and trans­fer tech­niques and that of scrap­ing ar­eas back. Many types of draw­ing ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing pen­cils, crayons and mark­ers have also been used. Ms Eriks­son says the dif­fer­ent mark-mak­ing uten­sils pro­vide a deeper rich­ness to the works, many of which re­flect Aus­tralian themes.

Ms Eriks­son sold her first paint­ing in 1991 and has lived in the Whit­sun­days for about nine years.

She be­gan her art ca­reer as a wa­ter­colourist, but grad­u­ally pro­gressed to folk art, china paint­ing, acrylics and mixed me­dia.

As a long-stand­ing mem­ber of Art Whit­sun­day, Ms Eriks­son said the new back­room area was a nice ad­di­tion to the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s gallery space, which al­lowed smaller ex­hi­bi­tions by just one person or a group.

The ex­hi­bi­tion is free of charge to at­tend and an open­ing night func­tion will be held this evening, start­ing at 6pm.

LINE AND FORM: Lo­cal artist Wendy Eriks­son will be hold­ing a 'Line and Form' ex­hi­bi­tion at the back room gallery, which opens tonight.

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