Christie Torrington is a visual artist based in Sydney. Her work invites us to explore notions of scale and interrogate how we as we as humans use this to perceive our own space within the natural world.
Her new solo exhibition, entitled Habitat, lays bare the microscopic and the macroscopic spaces of the world in which we live. Imagined worlds emerge from fractured geological and microbial forms, which float like meteoric islands in the void.
This new body of work examines the uneasy balance between humanity and nature, the tension between the barren and the bountiful.
Her delicate watercolour works imagine new worlds, exposing what lies beneath, creating an ‘iceberg’ effect – a reminder that we are a part of something much greater.
Please join the artist on Friday 13 October from 6pm to 10pm for opening night drinks, music and conversation at Newsagency Gallery, Petersham.
Born 1979, Sydney Australia.
Christie Torrington studied painting and drawing at UNSW Art & Design, graduating with Honours (class 1) in 2003. She was awarded the 2001 Ultimo Studio Project residency, the 2002 UNSW Students Association Arts Prize, the 2003 William Fletcher Trust Grant and the Hunters Hill Art Prize Viewers Choice Award in 2004. Her work was most recently featured at Hawthorn Arts Centre for Imagined Worlds (2016) and was acquired by the Gippsland Regional Gallery’s permanent collection. Habitat is her fourth solo show.
Friday 13 October to Friday 27 October 2017
Friday 13 October 2017 from 6pm to 9pm