26 April – 13 May
Join us for the exhibition opening at 5.30pm on Friday 26 April.
“My art is about the alchemy of change and reinvention,” says Blue Mountains artist, Carmel Gold. “I create works that examine both our individual journeys and our collective humanity.”
“My work also explores the complexity of our relationship with the natural world. I gather materials that are often discarded or seen as useless, and I trawl through these amazing bits until something starts to come together with something else. I aim to have minimal impact on the objects in order to retain the story within the history of any given piece.”
Carmel creates sculpture and assemblage from the found objects, which include wood, metal, toys, figurines and lights. The artworks often take on a human, animal or totemic form, or are a visual representation of a journey, with each object serving as metaphor.
Carmel’s artworks make a powerful comment on our relationship with the natural and spiritual world. Through her construction of new objects from old, she works to uncover the essence of humanity.
“By juxtaposing the objects in an irrational way, I submit my process to chance to reveal the possibilities of the self and beauty,” says Carmel. “I often infuse an element of whimsy into a piece that both invites and correlates an identification with the past and a deep shared knowing.”
Join us for the opening of Carmel’s meditative and beautiful exhibition, Alchemy, on Friday 26 April at 5.30pm.