The circle of life: an Elton John song from The Lion King, a Disney film, a philosophy, a subplot to an art exhibition.
As one life fades another one brightens, fuelled by the life that preceded it. It may just be that this reporter is coming to the end of his degree but he was struck by a profound sense of the circular nature of life circumnavigating this exhibition.
Between eyes and fingertips is an exhibition exploring paintings produced as an expression. Through one entry point we are ?Sailing away? with a painting that could naively be thought of as a design point. This exhibition and Claude Temin-Vergez?s work is certainly not that frivolous.
Temin-Vergez?s work appears to be carefully painted. Its precision is amazing. The work is quite difficult to read as it verges on the edge between 2D and 3D. However, her suitable palette is easy to experience. To this reporter it also appears quite reticent. Conversely, this does make her work intriguing.
Imperial?s very own Mindy Lee is not just curating; we have the pleasure of her exhibiting work on this occasion. Her pieces convey universal experiences in a manner that is very individual. We experience the emotions from her work. They are not all pleasant though. The sense of revulsion is conspicuous in ?its not fair,? with its clever use of colour. Lee?s work is accessible to the viewer, reaching out in its complex use of acrylic that extends to and beyond the edge of the canvass.
Teresita Dennis? work is awesome. The large canvases are proportional to the large intricate rich oil images. Her works are a manipulation of detailed patterns reminiscent of chaotic turbulent fluid flow and also have elements that compare to aboriginal art. Dennis?s, ?The wound which opens and closes the eye,? has some interesting red dots.
This is one exhibition that can be appreciated on two levels ? perfect for this time of year where some people have more time available than others. The exhibition is in the Blyth Gallery on the fifth floor of the Sherfield Building. The exhibition is open from Monday ? Sunday from 9am ? 10pm, until 29 May 2006. So why not take a trip ?on the path unwinding??