new works by Christie Torrington
Opening night: 6-10pm, Friday 13 October
Exhibition dates: 13-27 October 2017
Christie Torrington is a visual artist based in Sydney, Australia. Her new body of work, entitled Habitat, lays bare the microscopic and the macroscopic spaces of the world in which we live.
This collection of new works spanning painting and collage invite us to explore notions of scale and interrogate how we as humans perceive our own space within the natural world.
Her delicate renderings expose what lies beneath, creating an ‘iceberg’ effect – a reminder that we are a part of something much greater. This evokes a sense of being in between spaces – a reminder of the uneasy balance between humanity and nature, of the tension between the barren and the bountiful. New worlds emerge from fractured geological and microbial forms, which float like meteoric islands in the void. We are reminded of the future potential of our own destruction, the remnants of civilisation, floating in the ether, hovering in the meaninglessness of space.
Please join the artist on Friday 13 October from 6-10pm for opening night drinks, music and conversation at Newsagency Gallery, Petersham.
b.1979, Sydney Australia
Christie Torrington studied painting and drawing at UNSW Art & Design, graduating with Honours (class 1) in 2003. She was awarded the 2001 Ultimo Studio Project residency, the 2002 UNSW Students Association Arts Prize, the 2003 William Fletcher Trust Grant & the Hunters Hill Art Prize Viewers Choice Award in 2004. Her work was most recently featured at Hawthorn Arts Centre for ‘Imagined Worlds’ (2016) and was acquired by the Gippsland Regional Gallery’s permanent collection. Habitat is her fourth solo show.