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Female Portraits of Essence


Wed 7 Oct 2015, 10:30am–4:00pm
Thu 8 Oct 2015, 10:30am–4:00pm
Fri 9 Oct 2015, 10:30am–4:00pm
Sat 10 Oct 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 11 Oct 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery, 223 The Esplanade Petone, Lower Hutt, Wellington Region

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Alfred Memelink

Artspace Gallery is very excited to welcome Eastbourne artist Sarah Albisser with a striking new exhibition of her amazing and unique artwork. This exhibition is especially timed to weave in with the W O W season.

Since Sarah immigrated to NZ from Switzerland in 2007, she has developed a very unique art style which is taking off for her in a big way. Through a combination of pen and ink , collage and thread, her amazing portraits capture expressions, feelings, moods and mental states. ‘I believe our harddrive has stored thousands of these emotions throughout life. It’s fascinating how each of us have our unique way, which is shown in facial expression, body gesture and our overall presence’’ says Sarah.

For her unique portraits, she never uses images or photos of faces, her portraits are developed through improvisation inspired by female characters that she has come across. Her works always have a theme or a story behind them which she expresses in an abstract and surreal manner.

Her large drawings, which she has named the Wirelady’s, have evolved from a long history of sketching. She classes it as structured improvisation; a combination of uncontrolled and controlled chaos with some identifiable characteristics.

As well as having had major art exhibitions in NZ and Switzerland, Sarah has also enjoyed a successful career as a dancer and choreographer. She founded her own dance company with successful performances throughout the world.

In conjunction with Sarah's exhibition, our latest group exhibition "Colours of Wellington" will be continuing. We are thrilled with the diversity of works, in a variety of mediums, that is on display at Artspace Gallery, for your viewing pleasure.

We warmly invite our regulars, new visitors and the many WOW festival goers to come and enjoy the local Art we offer.