Spaces Between Clamour

Oscillation (2017), Mixed media on board

Khi-Lee Thorpe


Spaces Between Clamour
Closes 25th October

Sequestering herself in a small outdoor studio to reflect on the city standing just on the other side of the fence, Thorpe’s series of new paintings are contemplative reflections on modernity and its exigencies.

Through a practice of cognisant observation Thorpe captures unexpected moments the city offers her—the space between the noise, the beauty amidst the chaos. Spontaneous marks evolve into a thoughtful, at times explosive, synchronisation of standout colours and speculative tones, in layers of paint and collage on wood.

Included in the exhibition, is one new work in which the structural ground is a recycled wooden door. As a continuation of her recent series ‘Home’, Thorpe reclaims objects of domesticity through abstract mark making and collage, creating dynamic tension between colour, form, texture and materiality.

Thorpe’s new series of paintings are amongst the first made following her completion of a Masters in Contemporary Art from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University.

Thorpe is a descendant of the Worimi people of the Mid North Coast of NSW and draws inspiration from her cultural heritage when creating her artwork.

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Oscillation , 2017

Mixed media on board, 60cm by 70cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Wattle, 2017

Mixed media on board, 50cm by 40cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Waratah, 2017

Synthetic polymer paint on wood, 50cm by 40cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Ode to Keith Haring, 2017

Mixed media on recycled door, 204cm by 82cm

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Unseeable, 2017

Mixed media on board, 50cm by 50cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Rainshower, 2017

Mixed media on board, 50cm by 50cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Parallel, 2017

Mixed media on board, 50cm by 50cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Memory Trace, 2017

Synthetic polymer paint on wood, 70cm by 60cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Worimi, 2017

Mixed media on board, 70cm by 60cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Cerebrate, 2017

Mixed media on board, 70cm by 60cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Elusive, 2017

Synthetic polymer paint on wood, 70cm by 60cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Halcyon, 2017

Mixed media on board, 50cm by 40cm, Signed and dated verso

Khi-Lee Thorpe
Cavernous, 2017

Mixed media on board, 50cm by 40cm, Signed and dated verso