Actively playing with perspective and a unfastened-handed approach to realism, Kiata Mason’s perform is filled with visual references from her everyday living and household. Her paintings portray nostalgic vignettes, and collections of objects that evoke reminiscences of smaller still important moments in her lifestyle.
Kiata’s impending exhibition at Arthouse Gallery, The Artist’s Desk, is significant with personal which means. Several decades back Kiata returned to her family members dwelling to treatment for her Grandmother, who suffers from Alzheimer’s illness. Surrounded by familial objects and the memories embedded inside them, the artist started generating paintings to doc and rejoice her household background. Although these objects might not feel noteworthy at first – a deck of playing cards, a unfastened fig, or a collection of silverware, for Kiata there was fantastic relevance in ‘rejoicing in the historical past shared, and studying from that heritage.’
Will work in The Artist’s Table mine Kiata’s family history and individual memories for visual and symbolic references. The green and crimson plaid tablecloth in a portray title Vogue Nectarines is not just a tablecloth, but an offcut observed in her family’s stitching drawer, from a dress Kiata’s mother built her for a wedding day when the artist was a small little one. It is a identical reference in Soup and Stories, the place the tablecloth sample is motivated by a gown her mother wore to Kiata’s fourth or fifth birthday social gathering.
‘The operate is about bringing collectively distinct personalities and methods of considering, and owning an acceptance of all – a sensation of inclusion, and of respecting the diverse ages’, Kiata displays.
The Artist’s Table by Kiata Mason
February 13th – 29th
66 McLachlan Avenue
New South Wales