New life and new beginnings

14 October 2016

Jill Trappler’s latest exhibition, Unfolding into Spring, is on show at the Irma Stern Museum from 8 to 29 October.

The exhibition pulls from two bodies of work, The Valley of the Red Gods and Weaving and Unwoven, drawing on painting as a kind of initiation ceremony and new beginning.

As a champion of non-representational art, Trappler works with a variety of media, experimenting with 2D surfaces, paint and colour.

“I have included six lithographs and nine mixed-media pieces made from bark cloth,” she explains.

“The journey takes us through some of the rituals experienced by people and animals as we emerge from hibernation, deep within the earth or with[in] ourselves and wake into the warmth of spring; new life, new beginnings.”

Trappler will conduct two walkabouts on 15 and 20 October at 11:00.

Story Kate-Lyn Moore. Photo Supplied.

Caption: Transpire 1 (2016), acrylic on canvas.

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