"What could possess more elemental duality than water? It is the source of life and the prime force of nature, it is both sanctuary and menacing enigma. As a perpetual muse and technical challenge it is a subject that painter Martine Emdur can fathom in work after work. And with this she has created a unique continuum where the nuances of light, shadow, scale and protean buoyant movement become more palpable with each brush stroke and each new composition. Just as clouds disintegrate and re-form, water is in a continual state of renewal and restless movement," Anna Johnson.
This exhibition is also part of ARTMONTH, Sydney.
Exhibition opening: Fri 23 February, 6 - 8pm by Lucas Handley, marine biologist, underwater photographer and freediver.
Artist in Conversation: Sun 11 March, 3 – 4pm - Join Martine in conversation with curator Katherine Roberts about the development of her ideas and life as an artist.
Image: Martine Emdur, Radiant, 2017, oil on linen, 176 x 198cm (Detail)