IN THE GALLERY
Doris McCarthy & Kate Wilson
The body may be said to think
November 16, 2018 - January 26, 2019
Curated by Stuart Reid
The body may be said to think brings together nature-inspired works by Doris McCarthy, from the collection of the Doris McCarthy Gallery, alongside large-scale wall drawings, paintings and preparatory works by Kate Wilson. Both artists, creative contemporaries for a few decades, share the passion for trekking and a good road trip. Both draw representational inspiration from nature and fuse imagery with motion, colour and depth, alluding to a deeper understanding of what is seen with the eyes. Both demonstrate an intellectual reckoning with choices made in depicting the landscape. From this juxtaposition of the two artists's works, we cast a wide glance over time, spanning the previous century, but also encompassing a forecast of tumult in the current. The reassurance, for the viewer, lies in the McCarthy and Wilson's ability to lead us past what we see into the realm of what we feel and know in our bodies.