Wilma Tabacco, Artist’s studio March 2006
is pleased to present
Ave atque Vale (for now)
30 May – 24 June 2006
Please join the artist for opening drinks on
Tuesday 6 June 2006 from 6.00pm
Wilma Tabacco's recent paintings are geometric, rational and cool. Strong bands of colour and twisting lines sweep across her canvases. The legacy of 1960s Abstraction can be felt everywhere, and Tabacco builds on these influences to create new meanings and colour configurations in her paintings.
Tabacco's latest body of work has been influenced by the architecture of Hong Kong. In towering facades of glass, concrete and steel, Tabacco has discovered a new supply of giddy stripes. These buildings were extensively photographed by the artist on a recent visit. The paintings which relate to these photos have been filtered through a colourful prism, the abstracted buildings now buzz with beautiful yellow, pink, turquoise and blue.
Tabacco lives and works in Melbourne while engaging global concerns. Her work is included the National Gallery of Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria and other important collections both in Australia and overseas. She is currently working on her PhD at RMIT University, where she also lectures in fine art.