Exploring what shapes us through art
Four Brisbane artists from different backgrounds have created a thought-provoking story about people’s emotional experiences. The four artists Kathy Sullivan, Marney Bombolas, Joanne Paine and Genevieve Molineux struggled to find a common denominator in their art.
“We originally suggested Kaleidoscope as our exhibition title to express the variety of differences between our works but as the exhibition has come together we have come to realise that our work expresses emotional, physical and intellectual strength.”
Marney’s artwork is all about persevering and surviving. “Like the feeling you get when reminiscing about the struggles you have overcome in your life.” She said. “I want people to remember that others have gone through similar struggles yet still survived and surfaced!”
“My work is similar in that it is an emotional journey that draws upon important experiences, animals and things that have stuck or shaped me.“ Kathy said.
Joanne works with the human body daily and wanted to highlight the incredibly beauty, strength and wisdom our bodies hold. “I wanted to showcase that our bodies show us wisdom and knowledge and encourage people to visually tune into the depth of our structures to appreciate everyone around us.”
Finally, Genevieve focuses on encouraging people to lose themselves in her images and letting emotion guide them to engage what is important in themselves. “My paintings are not designed to sit in any one way. I wanted people to hang them the way they feel is right to emphasis letting their emotions guide them.”