International artist Suzanne .k. Franklin.

‘Drawing Space’ exhibition to open at Mundaring Arts Centre

International artist Suzanne .k. Franklin is displaying her minimalistic pieces exploring the pure emotive power of texture, colour, and implied space.
May 2, 2024

AN exhibition by WA and international artist Suzanne.k. Franklin (formerly sue.k.) will open her first solo exhibition since 2013, and her first in WA since 2003, on Saturday, May 4 to June 30 at the Mundaring Arts Centre.

After graduating from the Claremont School of Art with a major in sculpture and a minor in painting, Franklin’s work has been shown across Australia, the UK, and the US as well as many parts of Europe and Asia.

Her further education and employment have included academic and/or research activities in universities in Australia and London.

Her body of work is most impressive, and she can boast artwork going to major art collections such as Kerry Stokes Collection (‘From the frying pan to the fire, sculpture); Telstra Art Collection (untitled sculpture); John Stringer Collection (‘You take the high road, sculpture); and various private collections.

Her ‘Drawing Space’ exhibition is a collection of small works on paper that, by presenting images stripped to a minimal in their representations of subject, explore possibilities of engaging the viewer in a pure emotive experience through texture, colour, and implied space.

With the intent to open the experience of viewing to one that’s unhindered by narrative, each work exhibited as part of the exhibition depicts a sphere, or spheres, and a horizon line only.

While minimal in what is presented, these, along with the surface marks found in most, become the tools to negotiate the complexities of space, time, and the emotive power of colour and image.

Conventional means with which to apply narrative are negated leaving nothing but a pure experience of what is before, the material substance of the work.

Drawing Space will be officially opened by Judith Hugo OAM from 1pm-3pm on Saturday, May 4 (registration is essential) and an artist talk will be held between 1pm-2:30pm on Sunday, May 19.

The Mundaring Arts Centre is located at 7190 Great Eastern Highway (corner of Nichol Street) Mundaring and the exhibition is open Tuesday – Friday from 10am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 3pm (closed Monday and Public Holidays).

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