The show is a important departure from the abstract, gestural functions Caroline has exhibited in the past—instead making use of oil paint and drawing on figuration, portraiture and however daily life to capture smaller moments in time.
‘I was interested in capturing all those tranquil, unseen moments in my relationship and motherhood that are typically disregarded or overlooked about, but are in fact imbued with tenderness and beauty,’ states the New Zealand-born, Melbourne-centered artist.
Works in ‘MotherLover’ commenced as photographs of Caroline’s wife prior to being indirectly translated on to canvas. ‘I was fewer intrigued in accomplishing a perception of realism inside the finished items as an alternative I needed to imbue the is effective with the feelings that ended up felt in the times the photos were being taken,’ points out Caroline.
The paintings’ personal character created with well known, sheer brushstrokes invites the viewer to go up near to canvas and knowledge the performs in better depth.
Although precise to her marriage, Caroline hopes the will work in ‘MotherLover’ seize the common working experience and feelings involved with relationship.
‘I hope this entire body of perform permits the viewer to just take the time to replicate on their possess every day life and associations inside of it—taking stock of the attractiveness in fleeting times when provided the possibility to replicate.’
Thursday October 13-Saturday November 5 2022
Opening celebration: Thursday October 13, 6pm-8pm
In discussion event with Caroline Walls and Karina Dias Pires: Saturday November 5, 2pm-4pm
94 Cathedral Street, Woolloomooloo NSW