Monday, November 14, 2011

Atmosphere - recent works by Katie Roberts

Atmosphere the latest exhibition by Katie Roberts will run till Saturday 26th November 2011.

This exhibition showcases a new body of work that references both historical and recent disaster imagery through several large drawings and smaller canvases that explore human and natural destructive and creative forces. These works references the paintings of Turner, Friendrich and Bruegel and explore the romantic relationship with dramatic narratives, scenes and landscapes.

Atmosphere shows us both the terrible and beautiful power of nature and humanity, in balance and opposition. This body of work examines the human experience, fear and pre-occupation with catastrophe throughout history, as a re-occurring theme for humanity.

The very larger scale (2.5mt x 1.5mt) the Tower of Babel (after Bruegel) reveal the weight of our ambitions as we strive to match the power of nature, in a modern take on the 1563 painting, which questions the intentions of our civilisation. The drawing Adrift combines references to Eugene Delecroix's painting entitled Liberty Leading the People and The Raft of Medusa by Théodore Géricault, While this piece also holds contemporary relevance to the recent deaths by drowning of many innocent children and adults who attempt to seek asylum in Australia. Other works combine references to the collapse of the Twin Towers, the London Riots, and Tsunamis.

The exhibition continues 11-4 Tuesday till Saturday, an artist talk will be held next Saturday. For more information please email katierobertsart @

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