Drift: where the sea leads

Kristy Gordon
   
November
   
26
 -  
December
   
9
"A kind of natural reverie and temporal slowing, this body of work therefore describes drifting: being taken away on a thought or meditation by the sea, which can have a grounding, balancing effect."

INFORMATION

Through the lens of slow philosophy, I place value on finding resonance in nature. With the coastal environment as my subject, I enter into a process where labour is my medium and, using repetitive mark-making techniques in painting and carving, I explore the vast potential for repetition to be meditative.

 

In exploring physical elements of the coastal landscape such as driftwood, sea-tumbled glass and pebbles, sand dunes and vast space, I also explore the metaphysical - the affect I experience in this place.

 

A kind of natural reverie and temporal slowing, this body of work therefore describes drifting: being taken away on a thought or meditation by the sea, which can have a grounding, balancing effect.


ARTIST BIO

Kristy Gordon is an emerging artist who lives between bush and sea on the NSWCentral Coast. Interested in the liminal space between seeing and being, she records her sensory responses to the landscape as a means of slowing down, balancing her otherwise fast contemporary reality.

 

In painting, drawing and sculpture, her practice is based on the experiences of being in natural places and the phenomenological opportunities of drawing from these sensory experiences. Her studio work explores the use of repetitive mark-making as generative of both heightened physical perception, and intimate focus and meditation.

 

A balance between abstraction and representation, the key considerations of her work are: slow making, repetition, the contemporary landscape; place; liminal space; balance.

 

A current Master of Art student at UNSW Art and Design, her practice-based research finds connections between repetitive processes, slowness and the potential for achieving resonance in the world today. As such, she describes her practice as slow making.

Online catalogue:

https://www.kristygordonart.com.au/publications/

@kristygordon_art

Through the lens of slow philosophy, I place value on finding resonance in nature. With the coastal environment as my subject, I enter into a process where labour is my medium and, using repetitive mark-making techniques in painting and carving, I explore the vast potential for repetition to be meditative.

 

In exploring physical elements of the coastal landscape such as driftwood, sea-tumbled glass and pebbles, sand dunes and vast space, I also explore the metaphysical - the affect I experience in this place.

 

A kind of natural reverie and temporal slowing, this body of work therefore describes drifting: being taken away on a thought or meditation by the sea, which can have a grounding, balancing effect.


ARTIST BIO

Kristy Gordon is an emerging artist who lives between bush and sea on the NSWCentral Coast. Interested in the liminal space between seeing and being, she records her sensory responses to the landscape as a means of slowing down, balancing her otherwise fast contemporary reality.

 

In painting, drawing and sculpture, her practice is based on the experiences of being in natural places and the phenomenological opportunities of drawing from these sensory experiences. Her studio work explores the use of repetitive mark-making as generative of both heightened physical perception, and intimate focus and meditation.

 

A balance between abstraction and representation, the key considerations of her work are: slow making, repetition, the contemporary landscape; place; liminal space; balance.

 

A current Master of Art student at UNSW Art and Design, her practice-based research finds connections between repetitive processes, slowness and the potential for achieving resonance in the world today. As such, she describes her practice as slow making.

Online catalogue:

https://www.kristygordonart.com.au/publications/

@kristygordon_art

FEATURED WORKS

Kristy Gordon, breeze, acrylic paint on carved ply, 30 x 20 cm
Kristy Gordon, wave 1, acrylic paint and ink on carved ply, 73 x 45 cm
KristyGordon, afternoon lull, editioned digital drawing printed as archival pigment print on 310 gsm Aquarelle cotton rag, 20 x 25cm (unframed)
Kristy Gordon, dune, editioned digital drawing printed as archival pigment print on 310 gsm Aquarelle cotton rag, 20 x 25 cm (unframed)
 Kristy Gordon, morning light, editioned digital drawing printed as archival pigment print on 310 gsm Aquarelle cotton rag, 20 x 25 cm (unframed)
Kristy Gordon, rock walk, acrylic paint on carved ply, 40 x 29 cm
KristyGordon, we sink our feet in stardust, editioned digital drawing printed as archival pigment print on 310 gsm Aquarelle cotton rag, 20 x 25 cm (unframed)

OTHER  EXHIBITIONS