Lidia Gertig’s recent body of work tumbles out of childhood, through innocence and lands with a dark thud flat onto the face of canvas. Black silhouetted figures fleet across the image like apparitions of tightly held memories.
Gertig’s work focuses on the emotional strength, observant nature and candid disposition of children during times of conflict. Embedded into each image is a sense of eminent danger and a corresponding quest for survival. Marching soldiers and gun clad tanks storm through the foggy environs. Red and white barrier tape cordons off further investigation into the past whilst feebly trying to protect the future.
Lidia Gertig graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1999. This is her first solo exhibition at red gallery