The Nancy Sever Gallery is pleased to present KATE STEVENS | SCENES FROM AN AFTERNOON, an exhibition of recent works by Kate Stevens.
Kate Stevens graduated from the Australian National University’s School of Art in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts (Visual) First class Honours. In 2002 she was awarded an ASOC travelling scholarship to Japan. In 2011 she won the Portia Geach Memorial Painting Prize and the People’s Choice in 2016. In 2017 she was awarded a Veolia Creative Arts Scholarship as well as being a finalist in the M16 Drawing Prize. This year she was a finalist in the Hutchins Art Prize.
Kate Stevens has always been attracted to the landscape around Braidwood, where she lives and works. She returns there for creative nourishment and artistic inspiration in her contribution to the Australian landscape painting tradition. The works in this exhibition were produced while working on a series of paintings about Aleppo - a graphic contrast between the unfamiliarity of the foreign and the familiarity of home.
‘These paintings are an ode to my local landscape of Braidwood’, writes the artist, ‘simple observations of the light on the hills and the long shadows of late afternoon. I painted these works in between the paintings of the ruins of Aleppo; back and forth between the two bodies of work- the uneasy contrast, returning always to the familiarity of this beautiful part of the country that has become home’.
This exhibition is being presented concurrently with Kate Stevens | Drones over Aleppo, an exhibition at Canberra contemporary Art Space on view until 17 November 2018 (CCAS at Gorman Arts Centre hours: Tue-Sat: 11am – 5 pm)
KATE STEVENS | SCENES FROM AN AFTERNOON opens at the Nancy Sever Gallery on 24 October 2018 and runs until 18 November 2018. For further information please contact Nancy Sever at email@example.com or Tel 02 6182 0055. The Gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm.