Sabbia Gallery is pleased to present this solo exhibition of new works from Australian glass artist, Kirstie Rea.
For many years my work has explored intervention and attachment to place. Drawn to places distant from built environments I continue this exploration with this body of work.
Investigating how we have shaped and marked place and in turn how place shapes our navigation both physically and mentally across it and into it, these works bring together the external and the internal of both body and place.
Landscape is not just a skin of form, feature and surface that we so readily attached to a place. Landscape has an inside. Explorations take me deeper under the surface into places and past the seen.
I walk, I rest, I look, it’s hot, it’s cold, place is my companion. I stay, I return until I am let in.
Kirstie Rea, May 2016