Explore the underpinning ideas, research, and conceptual terrain of our artists through this curated selection of art writing and content. Here, different contributors offer viewpoints, persepectives, and reviews on exhibitions and bodies of work held at ATELIER.
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As you turn the bend in the stairs leading up to the gallery you are met by the rich, deep blue of Over the Waters, peeking through the curved window. Set against freshly painted, dark purple walls it draws you in, calls you to tumble through the night sky.
As the morning sun clambers over the hill it spills through the bare winter trees, casting blurred shadows on a white wall somewhere in the city. A lattice work of lines, thick and thin, crooked and straight, they gently move in an unfelt breeze, weaving between the recognizable and the abstract.
In her latest series of paintings, Jessica Crothall moves away from earlier techniques to better respond to the Kahikatea rain forest. In reference to the way fungal plants and moss hang from the Kahikatea branches, Crothall adopts a dripping approach in applying the watered-down acrylic paints, similar to the way one might use Indian or Japanese inks.