Space Between Hours is artist Zoe Young’s first solo exhibition with Piermarq in Paddington. Her latest series of paintings are a collage of time; coalesced with childhood memories, everyday interactions and accidental fascinations – a book, an heirloom, a ripe plum from the garden.
Exhibition Dates: 30 March – 22 April 2017
Opening Drinks: Thursday 30 March 2017, 6 – 8pm – RSVP
Artist Talk: Saturday 1 April 2017, 3pm – RSVP
Zoe Young is ever inspired by her surroundings in the Southern Highlands, NSW. Through her rich and evocative use of colour, she celebrates the seasonal changes, the light and forms that envelope her life and practice.
This body of work reveals the significance that objects, both collected and inherited, hold for the artist. For instance, Young incorporates studies of artworks that have resonated with her since childhood, such as Benjamin Edwin Minns’ etching Aboriginal mother & child (1925) which features in Ode to Minns (2017). In this way, she pays homage to her Grandfather’s art collection and enters into a dialogue with these artists across time and space.
Zoe Young’s still life compositions are unashamedly feminine, and are an intimate reflection of her environment and lifestyle, as a mother of two working from a countryside studio. Since having children Young has become wary of the accelerated pace of modern life. Her paintings are an attempt to slow down and grasp time, by capturing unique, tranquil moments and distilling them on canvas.
Space Between Hours is a retreat and a space to meditate, away from the noise and chaos of modern life. It is the expression of an artist whose life and artistic practice are harmoniously intertwined.
Space Between Hours opens on Thursday 30 March, 6 – 8pm at Piermarq, Paddington, and runs until Saturday 22 April 2017.