Wednesday, 13 November, 2019
to Sunday, 24 November, 2019
Sutherland Shire and Illawarra Artist Alisa Beak, shares her time in between both areas, with a small cottage nestled at the north end of Werri Beach.
Coastal … an invitation by Alisa to experience this expressive and creative work that shares glimpses into Alisa’s connection to memory.
Alisa’s body of works focus is on reflective nostalgia, at the intersection of landscape and memory.
By sharing imagery which Alisa associates with her childhood. She strives to engage the viewer through their own personal experiences.
Local sites hold connections to many memories for Alisa, such as local rocks pools where Alisa has spent her childhood. They act as mirrors and glimpse to her past.
“Memory is a compass by which we can find a sanctuary for our self”
Alisa concept conceives that memory is connected but fractured, just as our memories are blurred and overlaid. Alisa’s artwork is an ongoing experiment pushing her own boundaries. With a variety of bodies of work using different mediums, exploring realistic and abstracted form through painting, film, layering with collage and photographic imagery.
This exhibition is a collections of oil painting and prints of the film layering that exploring the emotions and forms Alisa creates from her photography of the local pools. Exploration of contemporary works to abstracted interpretations. Compositions are discovered and developed through the process of art-making, in the same manner as memory recall is a conscious and unconscious action, the artwork results vary in imagery as do our individual recall of any memory.