FROM THE MUDBRICK HOUSE
– UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE GALLERY
20 March – 20 April 2019
OPENING EVENT: Saturday 23 March, 3pm
Dino Consalvo and Lottie Consalvo ~ father/daughter exhibition
curated by Gillean Shaw and Ahn Wells
Part retrospective, part collaborative this exhibition provides a unique insight
into the parallel art practices of father/daughter artists, Dino Consalvo and Lottie Consalvo.
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE GALLERY
University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308
Gallery opening hours
Wednesday to Friday 10am – 5pm, Saturday 12pm – 4pm,
or by appointment. For enquiries please phone +61 2 4921 5255
DINO Consalvo‘s work sits primarily within a popular vein of contemporary Australian painting that is both representational and fundamentally concerned with the application of paint. With a keen eye for the everyday, Consalvo often grapples with depictions of the landscape, both natural and manmade. While personal experience and a commitment to en plein air painting may be his starting point, his work alludes to more profound connections between people and place, as well as the impact of industrial activity on the natural environment.
LOTTIE Consalvo works across a range of mediums. Often she creates large scale abstract paintings with an earthy and restricted palette of black, white, brown and ochre. Her paintings have simple ghostly forms and their titles allude to moments of psychological shifts and states of awe. Memory has been central to a number of Consalvo’s works which explore the fragmentary and fragile ways that memory is offered up to us, as well as their relationship to the present and future. The intangible and ungraspable are strong themes within her work.