Published by: Sarah Guppy - This Much Talent | 17-Jan-2018
Besser Space is pleased to present - Snug Succour-, the latest body of work by the visual artist, Katie Eraser. Opening reception will commence on the evening of Friday February 2nd, 2018 at 6pm.
Venue: Besser Space
Address: 15 - 25 Keele Street, Collingwood
Date: Saturday 3 February, Sunday 4 February
Katie Eraser is a self-taught Melbourne based artist. Eraser's energetic and highly intriguing practice has undergone a joyously prolific 12 months, resulting in two major shows and one notable art-fair inclusion. Perfection isn't beautiful, Destruction is beautiful' was Eraser's first sell-out exhibition, held at Boom Gallery in April this year. Besser Space is thrilled to showcase Snug Succour,' Eraser's highly anticipated second solo-show.

Featuring 30 major works, the exhibition is a journey through the familiar, as well as the fresh terrain of new media for Eraser. Large-scale painted works provide stimuli for sculptured clusters, that in turn, motivate a new mode of embodied exploration, through large textile pieces. The artists' distinct visual language of form and colour sees a freshly simplified and deliberate use of line and texture. This is a tightly considered and thoughtful offering that showcases a newly determined view of the interplay between shape, colour and line.


The human experience of self-imposed seclusion, or socially constructed ostracism, is a space that belies a struggle that is not uniquely our own. If we are bound to reveal ourselves in darkness and don a mask to perform in light, can you blame people for reaching towards chemical comfort?

Looking to aspirational notions of comfort, specifically within the home environment. These new works brightly climb out of the depths of isolation and render a new day rising under the guise of radiant expressions of abstraction. The works have been refined and simplified over and over until the shapes that form the works are unrecognisable from their original inspirations.

My practice has developed into new mediums, specifically textile works, as a deliberate act to extend their practice and visual language beyond the rigidity of wood and solid forms. Creating a space filled with opposing textures and variances, both soft and hard replays key focuses on emotions intersecting with environment.

If we each aspire to feel safety, security and comfort {Snug} in and outside of our darkest moments, and recognise this as a human need we should all be afforded, maybe we can find more time to support, care and aid {Succour} each other. Possibly then we can be free of chemical comforts.

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