SECOND NATURE | February, 2010
Rhonda Dee’s paintings are a metaphor for the complex and powerful process of creative push and pull by which we change and develop the force of our physical, intellectual and emotional potential.
Her emergent beings, some swathed in dappled veils, are incomplete with nascent ears and tails, skeletal hands and tiny feet. Others are visceral flesh and folds with hollows and dark depths and sinewy limbs. Formless, fluid, embryonic specimens are adrift in a vacuum, vulnerable and awaiting emergence like a bug to a butterfly.
Barbara Dowse Curator, Artereal Gallery
Excerpt from the Exhibition Essay
Dee’s paintings make static a fleeting instant in a perpetual cycle of transformation, as what she calls the “internal geography” of shifting individual identity seeps through the fragile membrane dividing interior from exterior and is mapped across the body.
Excerpt from the Exhibition Catalogue Essay
Plundering the Verge | January 31st – March 8
MCLEMOI Gallery, Chippendale
Collection 4 | August 3rd - 18th
Articulate Project Space, Sydney
Vessels and Voyages, Solo Exhibition | October 1st - 31st
Bankstown Arts Centre, Incubate Gallery
BEAMS Arts Festival. | September 21st, 5pm - 11pm. One Night Only.
Balfour and surrounding streets, Chippendale.