With an increasing interest in, and reliance upon the sensory in art, the abstract element has become increasingly popular. A Western Australian artist whose work emerges from this field is Kay Wood. This exhibition is a showcase of her works that explore contemporary abstraction in art; an artist whose focus is primarily working within abstraction – paintings and objects with slight forays into figuration.
Kay suggests her work is mostly an experience in feeling the ‘thing’ or object without trying to illustrate with learnt techniques of representation. Labels are given up – the only thing of interest is investigating relationships between subject and object. “It’s not a cup that is representing, let’s say ‘the vessel’ or ‘emptiness’ or ‘domesticity’ – it is just a thing being looked at, by me at a particular moment in my life..