This is Hanna Kay's fourth show with Janet Clayton Gallery. In her new series of work, natural phenomena is transformed into the surreal, as unseen forces will the organic and inanimate, in defiance of gravity.

Kay says that her work is an observation of humanity in nature. "Powered by the colours, shapes and light of the landscape, I create new spaces in which to explore and express my perception of the values and possibilities of life as a whole."

Kay's dynamic representations explore aspects of creation that are fragile and soothing, yet forceful and strong. Her fine brushstrokes conjure a breeze fondling its way through the reeds; or the moment of impact - an explosion of rock in all its power and glory, its subtlety and extremes. Just as the earth is in a constant state of movement, flux and change, so too does Hanna Kay's work evokes a sense of the ephemeral, the fleeting, the mysterious, and therefore, of the beautiful.

Showing at the Janet Clayton Gallery, 2 Danks Street, February 6 to March 2, 2013

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