Habitat

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.

Christie Torrington
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.

See more here: http://christiemadethis.tumblr.com
Email: christiemadethis@gmail.com

lost paradise
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 SOLD

fortress
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017

shangri la
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 SOLD

symbiosis I
ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017

symbiosis III
ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017

symbiosis IV
ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017

let’s rest here a while
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017

microbiology I
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 $220

new voyage
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017

the moon hoax
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017

black earth
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017

exploring new worlds
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017

base camp
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 sold

symbiosis VI
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 $400

symbiosis V
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 $400

spore
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 sold

remnant
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 sold

refinery
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 $500

parapet
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 sold

palazzo
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 sold

imperial pagoda
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 sold

hermitage
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 sold

fortification
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 $500

crystal palace
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 sold

bastion
collage, ink, watercolour, gouache on arches paper
2017 $500