Robin Gibson Gallery

modern + contemporary

Katherine Edney

Flowers on the bed

24 October – 18 November 2020

Before this year, I had never considered creating an exhibition of paintings set in one location. I’ve always drawn inspiration from an array of settings – but this time around, things are different

The works in Flowers on the bed are all set in the microcosm of the world that is my mattress. No doubt it’s a result of lockdown. But even more so, it’s born out of my experience of motherhood. Being someone who has always felt the need to explore, it wasn’t until I had my daughter that I realised how much of life happens in that same spot we retreat to each and every night. From thoughts and dreams, to simply holding a loved one, it’s a place where memories of every kind form

So, while I’ll never stop looking outside, I’m now embracing the flowers I see every morning when I wake

Katherine Edney is a Sydney based painter who completed her MFA at UNSW College of Fine Arts in 2008

She is in the current Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW which is the second consecutive year she’s been included. Also in 2020 she was in the Portia Geach Portrait Prize at S.H Ervin Gallery and Self Portrait Projects at Manly Regional Gallery. Katherine has been a finalist in the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize (highly commended in 2018), The Kilgour Prize, Black Swan Prize for Portraiture and the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Katherine tells her stories through the interplay of light and shadow, built upon layer on layer of paint. In capturing the ambience of each given moment, her artworks are able to evoke the underpinning emotions of the world that she sees

This is her fifth solo exhibition with Robin Gibson Gallery

Katherine is currently in the Archibald Prize
at the Art Gallery of NSW with her portrait of David Capra

katherine-edney

Katherine Edney

David, Teena and the Black Dog
198.5×89cm oil on canvas

Finalist 2020 Archibald Prize
Art Gallery of New South Wales
26 September 2020 – 10 January 2021

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