We are looking forward to receiving new work for the show ‘Lamina’ into the gallery. Kath Inglis is well known for her distinctive style and signature use of the material, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a material that is sourced by Inglis as a clear flexible sheet and is manipulated by colouring, cutting, carving and more recently, heat fusing layers.
Small shards of material are removed from the surface of the material through intricate hand cut incisions creating new surface textures for light and shadow to play. The hard cut edges and sharp glittering prisms of colour generated allude to qualities associated with glass. As Inglis says ʻTo touch this work dispels the illusion as the material is flexible, supple and as light as air.ʼ
The title of this show refers to the process of heat fusing layers of PVC together. This idea
started to form in 2012 while working on a collaborative public art project in the Clare
Valley with a Glass Blower and a Stone Mason. Inglis created five large sculptures from
Auburn Bluestone, a rock composed of many layers. The notion of layers came to the
forefront of my thinking while working on this project. One layer forms the bed for the next,
how it can influence or inform the subsequent structure of the rock.
This became a metaphor for the formation of towns over time. Generations of families,
businesses and industry – the tide of boom and bust. How one layer builds over the past…
sometimes a rich layer is pasted on and it is difficult to see the history beneath…
sometimes the bones of the past seem to protrude through a thin modern veil.
Inglis says “Light is a significant material in my work and I have attempted to ´lace with light´ by heat fusing two layers of intricately hand cut PVC together. The interaction of light between the layers glitters like super-charged cut crystal vase”.
Inglis continues to push the material by creating works that form a self portrait of
observations, concerns and issues.
A selection of works from the exhibition. Please contact the gallery for information on pricing and further details.