Monday, 18 March, 2019
to Sunday, 31 March, 2019
Artworks by Kristal del Villar
“. . . We have to wait till the sunset comes
For shades that feel like the beat of drums –
Or like organ notes in their rise and fall –
Purple and orange and cardinal,
Or the peacock-green that turns soft and slow
To peacock-blue as the great stars show . . .”
– Dorothea Mackellar
Kristal’s latest exhibition is a celebration of the colours of afternoon light.
“I am forever drawn to dusk…. when the hues absorbed and reflected are at their most vibrant. There is a warmth and nostalgia that resonates within.”
Kristal enjoys translating details from the photographs she captures of landscapes diffused in evening light, into intricately painted colour scapes.
She employs cropped compositions, acrylic glazes and a vivid palette to welcome us into her decorative world.
Crooked River, dappled tree trunks and the sunset view from her home feature as inspiration for these paintings.
This exhibition invites us to explore both up close and afar, unravelling the duality of abstract detail with an overall realistic vision, and awakening the senses to afternoon light.