Exhibition Title: Birds Season 3
Artist: Kate Elsey
Kate Elsey (b.1969, Perth) is an artist inspired by her unwavering love for nature, expressed through intricate landscapes and colour forms of abstract expressionism.
Recently confined to her home, Kate created this series of abstracted ink and paint musings in a sketch pad. They illustrate the archetypal structure of birds, either imagined or inspired by the bird life abundant in the backyard outside of her studio.
The titles of her bird series reflect Kate’s humour & connection to form. The Thinker with his beak to wing, references Rodin’s famous sculpture , My Day Out sees an adventurous bird in a paper boat, Lady Duck is dressed in a petticoat of feathers, while the jaunty wing of Mortar and Pestle bird suggest a pestle ready for action.
Kate Elsey’s work is at once greatly sensitive and emphatic. Kate’s practice is supported by a particular empathy for the survival of life in perspective to her own. She is absorbed in the natural world and the significance of our co-existence and through this lens she creates tributes shaped by personal experiences.
“From travels to nature, I sketch the elements I see and feel. In the studio it’s me, the sketch book or the linen, music, paint and the moment that make my image. It begins with paper, a black pen or a stick, and then a spot near the bush to sit and observe.”
About Linton & Kay
Linton & Kay Galleries, under the Directorship of Linton Partington and Gary Kay, represent a stable of quality visual art professionals including exciting early-, mid- and late-career artists from Western Australia and the Eastern States. The Galleries specialise in contemporary two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks, including Aboriginal Art, with new exhibitions presented each month.
The original Subiaco space opened in 1998 and is an immediately recognizable local landmark. There are now two further gallery spaces in the Perth metropolitan area and a fourth space near Margaret River at Cherubino Wines. Linton & Kay Galleries are committed to providing corporate, private and investment collectors access to visual art of the highest quality and associated art services.