Cornélia Selover: I Wish You Were There
When: Thursday 19 July - Sunday 16 September
Where: Maurice Chick Family & MacLeod-Miller Adamshurst Gallery, MAMA
Cornélia Selover lives in a universe forever changed by the Black Saturday bushfires. Navigating this universe through her art practice, Selover layers fiction over fact, knitting parallel realities together in a map of repeated lines, numbers and patterns; a visual code that is expressed across large scale paintings, mobile sculptures, and woven textiles. In I Wish You Were There, Selover strives to contain, control, and forge a path through, the post-traumatic world in which she lives.
“The repetitive practice of drawing these lines is soothing and immersive, and I work for up to eight hours at a time. Negative space or clear spaces in the works are significant as they represent an unblocked path or conduit through which to move forward. Also to find beauty, therefore hope. Life.” - Cornélia Selover, 2018
Cornélia Selover, All Present Moments Are Lost in the Contemplation of Future Bliss, 2017, high gloss house paint, oil paint, oil marker on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist. Photo: Jules Boag, 2018
I Wish You Were There will open on Thursday 19 July, with artist talk and a workshop, Metal Mythologies, to follow later in the exhibition.