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“The Other Side of the Mirror” _ “L’autre côté du miroir” – Artist Béatrice Prost
July 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm AESTFree
Béatrice Prost Solo Exhibition – 3 to 17 July 2017
Opening Night – Thursday 6 July ’17
Fish Lane Studios Gallery – South Brisbane
125 Melbourne St – cnr Fish Lane & Cordelia Street – 4101
We will be celebrating Béatrice’s French heritage and transition from Marseille to the Noosa Everglades – Qld Australia – reflective moments for this wonderful Artist – come and meet her and share this amazing showcase of her Work!
6pm to late!
Artist Statement –
I see this show as the continuation, the overflow of my January show ‘Watermarks up the Noosa River’. I want to dive in, to take the plunge and penetrate the ‘River of Mirrors’ surface. I am in search of the hidden underworld of those tranquil dark lakes and wetland. What lies beneath? What is under the black reflective tannin plane? What secret lies below those mysterious calm black waters? Is it a one way mirror? And if so, which side are we who are breathing air? In front or behind?
“L’autre côté du miroir” est la continuation et le développement de mon exposition précédente « Watermarks up the Noosa River». Je veux plonger, m’élancer plus profond encore et pénétrer la surface de cette « Rivière aux Miroirs » comme on l’appelle ici. Je pars à la recherche de ce monde caché en dessous des obscurs lacs cristallins et des cours d’eau tranquilles des Everglades. Qu’y–a-t-il sous leur surface noire et réflective chargée de tanins ? Quels secrets se cachent au fond de ces eaux calmes et sombres? Est-ce un miroir sans tain ? Et si oui, de quel côté sommes nous nous qui respirons l’air ?
Digital but handmade, her original hand carved large works on paper connect her digital world to a more traditional hand crafted mark making process. Through incised dots and linear scars, she intuitively free hand “draws” white organic patterns that connect to the environment.
Béatrice also works with abstracted topographies of organic and mineral presence. She paints with inks, natural pigments and oxides powders to symbolise the elements of our Earth and Universe. From high above to down below, our Planet is her magical inspiration whether working on paper, canvas or aluminium.
Beatrice was to Exhibit with us at our – Fish Lane Studios Workshop/Gallery in
April ’17 – we are proud to reconvene her Exhibition now in conjunction with the
celebration of all things French – here in Australia – we are coinciding
and collaborating with Alliance Francaise to showcase this amazing Work of an expat who, after working in Asia has chosen to be Australian for the past 20 years and now lives on our wonderful Coast!
The French Festival will take place between the 7th and the 9th of July in South Bank to share the Brisbane’s Francophile community’s passion for France with Australia.
And – French Week in Australia – runs from the 7 to 14 July to coincide with the celebrations leading up to Bastille Day 2017 in France – check out https://lefestival.com.au/ for more details!