UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION
CONNY DIETZSCHOLD GALLERY | SYDNEY | COLOGNE | HONG KONG
99 Crown Street | East Sydney NSW 2010 | t: +61 2 9690 0215 |
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August 26 – September 27, 2014
Eveline Kotai’s current work transforms paintings into stitched and glued collages; taking it’s place in the continuum of her ever evolving techniques. This approach began with the dissection and reconfiguration of Kotai’s early canvasses. As this process developed and new ideas emerged, the artist created more deliberate palettes of colour and form, exploring the almost limitless possibilities of subdivision. Cutting and stitching in sequences allowed a new order and unforeseen patterns to emerge. The method continued to be refined, demanding a carefully calibrated balance between discipline and reflexivity, where structure contains freedom, as with a fugue.
As may be observed in all her work, Kotai is attuned to the underlying rhythm of things. While the patterns in her current work may suggest natural phenomena – the upward growth of a forest, the surface of the water, an irregular grouping of particles – they’re not fixed in place or time. Rather, they aspire to a space somewhere between music and light.
As part of the Margaret River Region Open Studios, Eveline Kotai and Giles Hohnen will be joining local artist Caroline Juniper in an exhibition to be held in the Barrel Room at Cape Mentelle Vineyards. Giles and Eveline have a history with both Margaret River and Cape Mentelle and are delighted to be there during the winery’s 40th anniversary year. The exhibition closes on the 4th of May, 2014.
Eveline has been shortlisted for three prizes: the Bankwest Contemporary Art Award, the Fleurieu Landscape Prize, and the Sir Charles Gairdner Award. Shortlisted works for the Bankwest are currently in display at the Bankwest Art Gallery, Bankwest Place, 300 Murray Street, Perth. It is open from Monday to Friday, 9-5pm, and runs until March 3.
Opening Saturday 14 September 2-4pm
Exhibition runs until 12 October 2013
Open Wed – Sat 11-4pm or by appointment
THE W.A. ART COLLECTIVE
115 Hay Street, Subiaco, WA 6008
e: email@example.com, ph: 0418 945 011
NEW AUSTRALIAN PAINTING
Eveline’s work is currently in New Australian Painting, a group show at Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney. It also includes pieces by Faridah Cameron, Lisa Andrew, Elizabeth Day, Homi Vesal, Vicki Grace, Joan Ross, and Pollyxenia Joannou. It runs from July 16 until August 24, 2013. Video of the launch can be viewed here.
THE W.A. ART COLLECTIVE
Eveline is involved in a new artist run collective. Other artists include Merrick Belya, Penny Bovell, Penny Coss, Jo Darbyshire, Chris Hopewell, Jeremy Kirwan-Ward, Joanna Lamb, Helen Smith, Angela Stewart, Trevor Vickers, and Peter Zappa. Read an article on the project in The West Australian here.
The W.A. Art Collective’s inaugural exhibition is on show at 115 Hay Street, Subiaco and runs Wednesdays to Saturdays until June 29.
ABSTRACTING THE COLLECTION
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery
27 July – 28 September 2013
Abstracting the Collection explores a variety of approaches to abstraction in contemporary painting, from the optical to the conceptual. Linked by an emphasis on the grid or repeated pattern and a lyrical, textural approach to colour and form, works take inspiration from a variety of sources including nature, textile design and from data collected from books and texts.
Featuring works from the Cruthers Collection of Women’s Art – including artists Cathy Blanchflower, Elizabeth Coats, Debra Dawes, Eveline Kotai and Lisa Wolfgramm; new work from artist Siné MacPherson and key paintings by renowned Western Australian artists Michele Theunissen and Helen Smith.
2013 CITY OF ARMADALE MINNAWARRA ART AWARD
Eveline is this year’s winner of the Gerry Gauntlett Award for her piece Thrum #2. More information here.
EHDO QUARTERS is an after hours gallery run by EARTHHOUSE DESIGN OFFICE. It exhibits four artists per year. The first exhibition of 2013 opens on Friday April 19, 6-8pm, with new work by EVELINE KOTAI
Wed, Thurs, Fri evenings, 5-7pm &
Weekends 12-5pm, or by appointment
Exhibiton runs until May 19.
CLOSING DRINKS FROM 3pm SUNDAY MAY 19
48 Watkins Street, White Gum Valley
ph: 9336 2426
BLAKE TOURING EXHIBITION: JEWISH MUSEUM
The 61st Blake Prize is currently touring. In Melbourne, the exhibition will run from March 17 to July 28 at the Jewish Museum of Australia in East St. Kilda.
SECOND SUNDAY STUDIOS
Eveline will be exhibiting as part of a program of exhibitions to be held on the second Sunday of every month, as will her husband Giles Hohnen. Visit PEP studio (Eveline Kotai, Penny Coss & Penny Bovell) on May 12th and November 10th, 2013, between 11am and 4pm. Or visit by appointment by contacting Eveline.
Unit 6/21 Emplacement Crescent
BLAKE PRIZE WINNER
Eveline Kotai is co-winner – with Fabian Astore – of the 2012 Blake Prize for her piece Writing on Air – Mantra Triptych.
Details from the image:
- Read an interview with Eveline at The Modernity Project.
- Paintings from Eveline’s stockroom currently on view at Squarepeg in Fremantle.
8 August - 8 September, 2012
Exhibition online here.