Meanwhile underneath the sky is an oil painting on board developed through a consolidated studio practice and collaboration with Michelle Cawthorn and a group of fellow emerging artists. Cole experiments for this project with en plein air painting and considers the concepts of memory, homesickness or heimweh (yearning for places of one’s past) and fernweh (yearning for places potentially of one’s future), and ancestral histories. The work sits in the exhibition as a traditional painting among a slew of technology and multi media. She asks “What can this tell me that I can’t see?” “How does a painting make us think about social, political issues or personal issues?” ” What is my truth?”
OPENING NIGHT – Thursday 7th June 6-8pm Gaffa Gallery 281 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.