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Numinosity by Anita Iacovella

BY TACIT | 06-Aug-2012
Awarded first prize at the recent Mini Print International, (Asia Pacific) exhibition at the No Vacancy QV Gallery, Melbourne, Anita Iacovella’s solo show Numinosity includes a selection of large and small-scale prints made with a monotype process, a procedure that yields only a single impression from each plate. Merging traditional and contemporary approaches to printmaking, Anita has worked with copper plates to create these monotypes and Intaglio prints.
Venue: tacit contemporary art
Address: 323 Johnston St., Abbotsford, Vic 3067
Date: 11 - 30 September 2012
Time: Thu/Fri, 11am-6pm: Sat/Sun, 11am-5pm
Web: www.tacitart.com.au
Montagne N, 55 x 35 cm, monotype on BFK rives paper

As a visual artist, Anita is sensitively attuned to the natural world and the impact it makes on her at an internal and spiritual (psychic) level The title of this exhibition Numinosity is a term that comes from the word numen - refering to a spirit presiding over an object or place, a guiding principle, force or spirit. This principle is applied as a general term in describing the state at which the artist arrives at in creating these works.

Her images are informed by memory and meditation, forming part of her approach and development of these atmospheric monotype prints. These works explore issues of the sublime, memory, atmosphere, light and history through various representations of landscape, space and nature.

The surface of the work expresses an urgency of recording marks as a visual language one she uses as an unconscious dialogue of psycho-activity. Her quasi-automatic approach captures the unique essence of the human hand and mind at one moment drawing on the past and present influences. Anita Iacovella has a long history of exhibiting in solo and group shows both in Australia and overseas, including Canada, Argentina and Italy.