Hanna Kay is an Israeli-born artist, who studied art in Vienna, lived a decade in New York, and has been living and exhibiting in Australia since 1989. She has exhibited extensively in the art capitals of Europe and the USA, and her art is to be found in many public and private collections in Australia and around the world.
Circularity is a new body of work from Kay which locates the affective power of pure geometry in occasions that give rise to circularity in the natural world. She considers the implications of these occasions, using different scale and lens against the all-encompassing circularity of weather turning large rocks into smaller stones, into spherical grains destined to become sandstone. The synthesis of natural object and shape in this body of work is a beautiful signification, bringing together the immeasurable and the experiential; exploring the idea of a natural world that does not have one linear temporality, rather a shimmering of layered temporalities articulating constant flux.
Showing at Wilson Street Gallery at Danks, 21 September to 15 October 2011