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Greenhouse Rendezvous

MAYA BARNSTONE
Acrylic on board
2021
52cm H x 52cm W
One-of-a-kind


This work will be shown in Darlings 2021, Curatorial+Co.’s annual small works group show. Darlings was created in response to the 2020 pandemic as a joyful way for artists and collectors of all backgrounds to come together and celebrate creativity and unity.

Alichia van Rhijn’s installations catalogue her experience of displacement through material investigation, where memory and experience of place are key elements. ‘Making as thinking’ paired with an experimental approach to process and technology underpins the creation of objects that float between the real and a child-like whimsical world that elicits an urge to interact and play.

Anthropomorphic forms investigate phenomenological notions, alluding to personal and shared experience, memory and trauma. Through the use of distilled minimalist forms, symbolic and ritualistic totems, hoping to initiate pause and contemplation.

Alichia van Rhijn is a South African-born Australian artist and a recent graduate of the National Art School in Sydney. With a background in architecture and design, she has a passion for creating sculptural and installation-based objects and forms that examine memory, trace, trauma, experience and loss. Solo shows include; A Sense Of Being, Gallerysmith (2019); The Middle Distance, Boom Gallery (2019); My Mother Told Me (Never Wear Pink And Red Together), Stockroom Kyneton (2020); and Smoke Signals, Stockroom Kyneton (2021).

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