Rosslyn Wythes | .moving___

Residency | 17 February – 28 February

 Opening | Friday 28 February | 19:00 – 22:00 

Finissage | Sunday 1 March | 14:00 – 18:00

© .zig___, Rosslyn Wythes (detail) watercolour on paper collage in photoshop, 54 cm x 72 cm

Visual artist and dancer, Rosslyn Wythes explores movements through different media. Her exhibition .moving ___ proposes a series of painted works, animation and drawings. The two dimensional pieces reveal the three dimensional relationship of body and space and how it is collapsed to the page.

.moving ___ reveals the choreography of painting and the relationship between geometric shapes and more organic forms. It captures a tension between a sensory exploration and logical decision making. Details and silhouette are used to give the viewer the impression of moving through the composition, perhaps having the impression of being above ground or below ground, inside or outside.

In her visual work, Rosslyn Wythes allows the freedom to re-choreograph, erase and distort the sense of compositional time.
With this exhibition, she also invites the public to co-own a painting. Inspired by contemporary dance, she proposes a democratic way of purchasing a work of art where the entirety of it is held between the makers, viewers and consumers.

Rosslyn Wythes‘ artistic practice originates in dance performance and choreography. It has expanded to include water colouring, yoga and teaching. Her artistic interest is shaped by post-modern ideas and her current dance work is using canon to questions the symbiotic relationship between structure and society, through a feminist lense.

She is a graduate of Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Australia (where she received the Finely Award) and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (Austria). She has worked with Australian and European choreographers Jos Baker, La Fura Dels Baus, Rob McCredie, Carlee Mellow, Matthew Morris, Sue Peacock, Rakesh Sukesh, Tanya Voges, Flatline Collective, DirtyFeet, Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre. In 2017, she had the pleasure of performing the narrator role for Sidi Larbi Cheraouki’s piece Noetic at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. Rosslyn is a founding member of the Dance Makers Collective.

Rosslyn’s work has received the support of Create NSW, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, Australia Council for the Arts, Orange Regional Arts Fund and the Country Women’s Association.

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