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Angela Stewart: Obeisance

Location Ron Middleton Gallery
From Saturday 01 December 2018 -  10:00am
To Sunday 17 February 2019 - 04:00pm

Exhibition Opens Friday 30 November, 6pm. All welcome.

Obeisance is a series of new works by Western Australian artist Angela Stewart. Imbued by the Italian Renaissance, Stewart’s paintings allude to the stylistic and thematic qualities of portraiture and fresco painting. Over time, the rendering of her line and brushwork has dissolved to increasingly reveal materiality and process. With oval and circular frames she examines the margins of a portrait such as the cameo or motifs of flora and fauna in costume and in so doing creates detail of an imaginary narrative. 

Studying portraiture and its contemporary practice in both her Masters and Doctorate at Curtin University, Western Australia, Angela Stewart has exhibiting extensively in Australia and internationally.

Image credit: Angela Stewart, Cogitatio #9 (detail), 2017, acrylic and oil on board, 90 x 68 x 3.5cm.



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