Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox

Dancing with distance
Negotiating a world which is increasingly seen as both global and local [macro and micro] is the dilemma of contemporary life. The space between the macro and micro is a distance both close and far [even simultaneously]. The ability to ‘see’ multiple perspectives is imperative in order to negotiate ‘how to be’ in this permeable space. This space offers humanity the possibility of compassion and compassionate relationships with new perspectives which collapse barriers of difference. This shared compassion is the great hope of a globalised world perhaps providing clues to new pathways to peace.

The act of painting involves seeing with eye ball and pupil and also ‘seeing’ with the mind’s eye. As artists move back and forth from their work examining them as close and far distance they make decisions based on what their seeing eye thinks looks good and what their mind’s eye wants to achieve in respect of meaning, message, essence and/or aura. The physical act of moving back and forth simultaneously making decisions based on imaginative and intellectual capacities is a dance with spatial and temporal distance perhaps exemplifying the processes of negotiating the space between the macro and micro. The creative act provides clues for how to negotiate the dilemma of living this contemporary life.

Bio: Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox is a visual artist who explores perspective as a physical experience and as a metaphor for how people view themselves or others. Kathryn plays with perspective in her paintings which appear to be simultaneously vast and intimate. She has an extensive exhibition history in Australia and in recent years has exhibited overseas in the UAE, US, Korea and UK. Her experiences exhibiting in the UAE have been pivotal in her interest in cross cultural relationships and art’s potential have affective agency. She has won and been pre-selected for numerous awards. Kathryn has a B.A with a double major in Art History from the University of Queensland and has previously worked in curatorial capacities at the National Gallery in Canberra and various regional galleries.


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