Exhibitions    Retracing Memory Grafton Regional Gallery

14.12.16 to 04.02.17

 

entrance Retracing Memory show

Retracing memory

 

Stokes practice has been informed through a life living by water; a place of shifting boundaries; a parallel shared in historical icon, Claude Monet.

This exhibition of expanded format painting and drawing explores acts of re-tracing and re- membering landscape; as sites of private territories and lived encounter.  In 2014 Wendy Stokes was awarded a Cites Internationale des Arts residency in Paris, (UNSW Art & Design); to undertake a study of Claude Monet's Nymphéas in the Musee de la Orangerie, his relatively unknown sketchbooks and the infamous water garden at Giverny. For Stokes, walking and drawing in landscape becomes a way of seeing, feeling or 'knowing' a landscape. Unlike Monet's heavily worked paintings Stokes has relied predominantly on the direct lived encounter and immediacy of drawing to reflect upon this landscape of mutable boundaries; creating  works through which air, light, space and mark hover and suspend. The exhibition invites the viewer to complete their own experience of landscape and ones participation in it.

 

 

Willow-trace of memory by Wendy Stokes

Willow-trace of memory  2017

acrylic and oilstick on canvas

183cmx366cm diptych

installation image by Wendy Stokes

installation image  2017

acrylic and oilstick on canvas

NA

locating stillness by Wendy Stokes

locating stillness  2014

pastel and oil stick on paper

84cm x 60cm each

Cascade by Wendy Stokes

Cascade  2014

progresso and graphite on paper

NA

Willow by Wendy Stokes

Willow  2014

transfer monoprints and relief woodcuts on rice paper

34cm x 23cm

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Willow by Wendy Stokes

Willow  2014

transfer monoprints and relief woodcuts on rice paper

34cmx23cm

Willow by Wendy Stokes

Willow  2014

transfer monoprints and relief woodcuts on rice paper

34cmx23cm

willow suite 1 by Wendy Stokes

willow suite 1  2014

coloured pencil on paper

42cmx30cm

willow suite by Wendy Stokes

willow suite  2014

coloured pencil on paper

42cmx30cm

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