Where: The Depot Artspace – Main Gallery, 28 Clarence Street, Devonport, Auckland
When: Saturday 10th to Thursday 22nd July 2010 – Preview: Saturday 10th July 3pm to 4.30pm
Who hasn’t at various times in their life wanted to escape? But from what and to where?
Through a series of interviews, Karley Feaver’s selection of new work, Interviews with Escapists, explores people’s personal experiences and opinions on escapism. Karley then translates the interviews into bold abstract art works. Each art work tells a story intended to evoke emotions through imagery and through the use of colour. Showing at The Depot Artspace from the 10th to 22nd July 2010.
Some interpret the popularity of escapism as an indication that people are unhappy with the lives they are leading. In contrast some people challenge the idea that escapism is exclusively negative and that it is a way of refocusing one’s attention on things pleasant or enjoyable, as opposed to the hard realities of the everyday world.
Colour plays an important role in Karley’s paintings. Colours are a non-verbal communication where the eye and the mind perceive certain colours and the colour meanings we associate with each colour. Karley’s use of colour isn’t to confuse the viewer but to embellish the sometimes dark topic and the way it can be interpreted.
“I not only want my works to tell a story, but also to stimulate people’s thoughts about their own escapism.”