In this exhibition contemporary Tasmanian artist, GINA, turns her gaze from our sometimes, too wondrous landscape, to the trees within it.
Dying, large tracts of land have become, or are becoming, denuded of trees. Trees make rain. The wind blows and there is no rain.
Gina is drawn to the beautiful shapes of individual trees, (mainly Eucalypts,) highlighted by isolating them from the landscape. Blue, to catch the eye, creating Presence; solitary, fragile, gentle.
A moment of contemplation. Not-yet nor no-longer, when enough things are absent, the absence takes on a presence of its own.
As an artist that feels unconstrained by process or media, Gina enjoys working freely in a process-driven, research approach that involves deconstructing and reassembling work and ideas in an experimental way. Largely self-taught, she is drawn to the language of marks, accident and serendipity allowing her to adopt an expressive, exploratory approach, as a way to examine, reinterpret and reimagine. Inspired by a deep love of the Tasmanian landscape, language and a need to establish a sense of place, GINA builds on her own histories and mapping from her home studio in East Devonport.