2 July – 19 July 2014: Thalia Robertson – Firn Line

GALLERY 3:

Thalia Robertson, Glacier 1, 2014, oil on ply wood, 100cm x 120cm

Thalia Robertson, Glacier 1, 2014, oil on ply wood, 100cm x 120cm

A Firn line implies a liminal state. It marks the division between the blue glacial ice and the layer of accumulated snow covering the glacier that is constantly adjusting to environmental conditions. It is delicate and the balance can tip either way.

In her second solo exhibition at red gallery Thalia Robertson explores the temporality and the fragility of balancing elements in nature. Originating from her own sensory perceptions of landscapes and wilderness. Firn Line is an exploration of the monumental in natural and fabricated environments. Influenced by contemporary interpretations of the Sublime and writings on the baroque and neo baroque Robertson’s work evokes feelings of awe and loss as we consider how even colossal mountains and immense glaciers are vulnerable to human impact.

In this current series Robertson deconstructs the archetypal images of mountains and glaciers, reassembling them through colour and tone. The value of form is altered through colour, which dissolves, blurs or becomes solid and static.