Flux

Untitled Triptych (Flux Series) 2015. Installation View
Untitled Triptych Central Panel (Flux) 2015
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Detail Glass Panel Series 1 (Flux Series) 2015
Series 2 (Flux) 2015 Installation View
Panel 2 of Series 2 (Flux) 2015
Series 3 Installation View (Flux) 2015
Series 3 Panel 1 (Flux) 2015
Series 3 Panel 2 (Flux) 2015 All images © Kate Baker
Kate Baker
Series 3 Panel 6 (Flux) 2015
Kate Baker Studio

Untitled Triptych (Flux Series) 2015. Installation View

All images © Kate Baker

Untitled Triptych Central Panel (Flux) 2015

All images © Kate Baker

Untitled Series I (Flux Series) 2015 Installation View

All images © Kate Baker

Detail Glass Panel Series 1 (Flux Series) 2015

Series 2 (Flux) 2015 Installation View

All images © Kate Baker

Panel 2 of Series 2 (Flux) 2015

All images © Kate Baker

Series 3 Installation View (Flux) 2015

All images © Kate Baker

Series 3 Panel 1 (Flux) 2015

All images © Kate Baker

Series 3 Panel 2 (Flux) 2015 All images © Kate Baker

Series 3 Panel 5 All images © Kate Baker

Series 3 Panel 6 (Flux) 2015

All images © Kate Baker

Kate Baker

FLUX

 Kate Baker’s solo exhibition of new work explores decay, renewal and flux
3 – 14 November 2015

Baker’s most recent body of work, Flux, employs the materials of aluminium and studio glass to form visual ‘environments’ in which digital and screen printed imagery is then layered within. The outcome is a series of dramatic large-scale wall works that eloquently explore ideas of translucence, ambience and states of transition.

The result is ghostly, elusive and suggestive; the viewer is drawn to reflect on concepts of decay, residue, renewal and flux. Ethereal figures merge and are submerged within their environment suggestive of an eerie yet alluring psychological underworld. Baker’s photography forms a myriad of layered imagery exploring the relationship between our internal and external worlds, and the worlds that exist within worlds.

‘As individuals, we are in a natural and constant state of flux, existing and then dissolving with the passage of time,’ Baker explains ‘Whilst inseparable from our physicality we mostly live our lives within imagined spaces that are even more intangible and transient than our physical experience.’

Incorporating little known and little-used techniques, Baker locks images and textures within layers of melted glass and also onto metal. After heating and melting the imagery within the glass, Baker then carves the surface of each glass panel to create beautifully finished works with exquisite textures and surfaces.

Flux is quiet, contemplative and emotional. Baker’s unique approach to blending studio glass with the mediums of photography and print-media has seen her emerge as one of Australia’s most intriguing and refreshing young artists working today.

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Posted on 21 September, 2015 by kate

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