The Melbourne-based visual artist’s uplifting new mixed-media exhibition explores the interplay between shape, colour, and line, and can be enjoyed at Besser Space for one weekend only!
After ‘a joyously prolific 12 months’ including participating in various exhibitions and an art-fair, young Melbourne artist Katie Eraser is set to open her second solo show, ‘Snug Succour’ next week. A year of happy vibes have certainly translated into this vibrant showcase of 30 new works.
This collection is a result of a journey into fresh terrain and experiments with new media for Katie – think large-scale paintings alongside clusters of sculptures, and intriguing textile works. ‘My practice has developed into new mediums, specifically textile works,’ the artist tells. ‘Creating a space filled with opposing textures and variances, both soft and hard, replays my key focus on emotions intersecting with an environment.’
In a response to such weighty and widespread issues as seclusion and ostracism, Katie’s art seeks to bring comfort. ‘These new works brightly climb out of the depths of isolation, and render a new day rising, under the guise of radiant expressions of abstraction,’ she adds.
If you were a little curious about the peculiar title, all becomes clear in Katie’s questioning contention: ‘If we each aspire to feel safety, security and comfort (Snug) in and outside of our darkest moments, and recognise this as a human need we should all be afforded, maybe we can find more time to support, care and aid (Succour) each other.’