Spaces Between Clamour
September 19 — October 25 2017
Opening: Tuesday, September 19, 6:00 — 8:00 pm
Fox Galleries is proud to present Spaces Between Clamour, Khi-Lee Thorpe’s premiere solo exhibition at a commercial gallery.
Thorpe’s series of new paintings are amongst the first made following her completion of a Masters in Contemporary Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University. At a time when there is an overload of information, Thorpe has made this work by sequestering herself in a small outdoor studio to reflect on the city standing just on the other side of the fence. Through this practice of cognizant observation she is able to capture unexpected moments the city offers her – the space between the noise, the beauty amidst the chaos. Spontaneous marks evolve into a thoughtful, at times explosive, synchronisation of standout colours and speculative tones, in layers of paint and collage on wood.
Also on view will be a new painting in which the structural ground is a recycled door. As a continuation of her recent series ‘Home’, Thorpe reclaims an object of domesticity through abstract mark making and collage, creating dynamic tension between colour, form, texture and materiality.
Khi-Lee Thorpe is a descendant of the Worimi people of the Mid North Coast of NSW and makes her work with attention to Australia’s current affairs, and in particular those that affect Aboriginal people. In addition to her visual art, Thorpe has produced sound montages and video art, and works in radio as a broadcaster, producer and journalist.
SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS
Home, Five Walls Project, Melbourne (solo)
Deafening Silence of these Drawings, Kings ARI, Melbourne
Group Conversations; Australia’s Shame, The George Paton Gallery, Melbourne