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ArtSHINE Presents "Magic Garden" by Gabby Malpas
BY M.Mickie | 28-Nov-2017
Gabby Malpas artworks create a world of escape with colours that blend into tropical plants and ethereal locations. All her pieces have layers of symbolic meaning with compositions similar to Chinese scroll paintings and botanical studies. They are created with watercolour on arches paper and canvas. Gabby Malpas has 30 years in fine tuning her delicate hand with skillful precision. Her artistic elements have a mystical quality that brings to mind a world of peace. The scale of each piece would be perfect for any home or office to brighten a room and complement any décor. Join ArtSHINE Gallery in Chippendale on December 9th Details below.
Gabby Malpas describes her work "My work could be interpreted as purely decorative. By using allusion and symbolism, I weave stories into my work based on my experiences, joyful and chaotic assemblage of blooms and fruit displayed with a collection of ceramics from anywhere and everywhere. But with a narrative that draws the viewer in for a second look. The result is a collection of pictures combining unexpected elements to create strangely familiar images. There are stories to each of my works that lift them from the purely decorative into a narrative piece."
The Artist Reception will be dedicated to her vision for change into one exhibition. As a transracial Asian adoptee, raised in a white family/society Gabby Malpas has combined her passion for raising awareness about adoption and her passion for art. “I am committed to sharing knowledge and support from my unique life experiences, I have been working with FCCA (Families with Children from China) over the past year. I hold workshops once a month with a group of teenage girls: the main focus being peer support with the creation of beautiful artworks an added bonus.” Some of these artworks will also be displayed alongside with Gabby during this exhibition.