Exhibition overview: Lisa Sullivan—Collection leads: Kate Beynon—kindred spirits
Geelong Gallery Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan, provides a brief introduction to Collection leads: Kate Beynon—kindred spirits.
Kate Beynon’s Graveyard scene/the beauty and sadness of bones (2014–15)—winner of the 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize—is based on a scene from An-Li: a Chinese ghost tale, the artist’s re-telling of a supernatural story of two young spirits who traverse opposing worlds: one aquatic, the other earthly. This ‘Collection leads’ exhibition includes watercolours, paintings and soft sculptures that expand on the story of An-Li and provide greater insights to Beynon’s practice in which she merges diverse pictorial traditions with personal histories to address issues of hybridity, cultural identity and feminism.
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Kate Beynon is represented by Sutton Gallery, Melbourne.