Somewhere Between - Nani Puspasari
(21 Aug - 1 Sept 2018 at Black Cat Gallery - Melbourne, Australia)
"Somewhere Between" is about how we connect to the places where we're just passing through.
The paintings were born from images of the places and travel the artist has visited. Here, rendered on paper and paint, these images gain power more than just a photo. More than just passing through, they peel back the surface to the underlying conversations and contexts that make up memories of a place.
The ceramic sculptures contrast with the paintings, as their physical nature allows the abstract to come through more clearly. The results flow from the art process, from the touch of the clay. Though born of the same travel memories, new impressions are created during the making of the artwork.
This exhibition combines travel, as the desire for human bodies to be in a new habitat, with artistic expression, as the bridge between recording subjective experiences and creating new ones.