Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, 11th August – 10th September, 2016.
“Unicorns, Volcanic Women and Divine Delerium….Enter the Cosmos of Del Kathryn Barton.
“Known for scale and intricate detail, the work of Del Kathryn Barton melts mythology into spectacle. The artist describes the subjects of her major paintings as: “recognizable, enigmatic but empowered protagonists”. Often they are women, the sort of women you would find in Norse sagas, grand Italian operas or Medieval tapestries. Yet there are also children, unicorns, skulls, tropical flowers and the artist’s own dog “Cherry Bomb” taking center stage. Uniting the vision is her intensely original “griffe”: the punctured holes of light and painted rivers of line that unite all the shards and secrets. Where some artists generate a body of work, Del Kathryn Barton propagates a universe, a cosmology with its own private symbols and visceral language…”
documentor: kerry leonard camera: lx100