Collection Thirty | Lisa Rochfort 'Savage Grace' Exhibition

Collection Thirty | Lisa Rochfort 'Savage Grace' Exhibition




“Light in my work is coming from many different sources. Light for me is like energy I use to show movement. I see pockets of light everywhere. In the silvery coat of a horse, in the glittering intervals between the leaves.

Two and a half years since her last exhibition, Lisa Rochfort's newest body of work is redolent of an era when kinetic geometric pattern and symbolic pantheism seized momentum. Rochfort spent a greater part of the pandemic in a bush studio in central NSW, painting, carving, print making and working on a series of ceramics. The time and solitude yielded a collection united by urgent colour and a febrile searching line. The oils are vivid, so bright, they seem lit from within.

Working plein air has not led her eye to abstract or abbreviate, if anything the brilliance of the sun multiplies her vision and intensifies her perception of the complex geometry underpinning everything around us.

Appearing In This Exhibition
Lisa Rochfort
Lisa Rochfort

Lisa Rochfort works in her country studio, ‘Yarrenbool’ in rural NSW in a township called Manilla. The name comes from the Gamilaraay language, it is said to mean ‘winding river’. Manilla lies next to the Bundarra-Barraba, an important bird sanctuary imperative to the conservation of the critically endangered Regent Honeyeater. A better terrain could not be found for an artist embedded in the subtle tides and rare patterns of the natural world. The pale winter light, the wind articulating every moving leaf, schools of birds taking formation in the sky, all of this falls into the lines and forms of her vision. “I don’t look at nature” Rochfort reflects, “I read it and immerse myself deeply within it. Nothing around me is static and as a result, the composition of my large prints and smaller ceramics might be mapped - but they can never fully be planned. I will conceive a carving and then very swiftly depart from it for the next eight hours of work. I guess that is the main difference between art and design. In art, the template always get lost and inevitably, it just transforms.” Intricate, profoundly faceted detail is a hallmark of Rochfort’s work.

Collections Featuring Lisa Rochfort

Collection Thirty | Lisa Rochfort 'Savage Grace' Exhibition

43 Artworks
Date & Time
Wednesday

17 August 2022

Start - 10:00 am Sunday

2 October 2022

End - 4:00 pm Australia/Sydney
Location

Rochfort Gallery

Rochfort Gallery
317 Pacific Highway
North Sydney NSW 2060
Australia
0438 700 712
enquiries@rochfortgallery.com
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