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Gretl Barzotto Solo Exhibition at Eade Gallery

Written by Penny Simpson

REFLECTIONS

April – May 2022

What has been the focus for your art during the past 12 months?

The last year has been a busy time for me as we have made the permanent move to Central Otago and are in the process of building our art studio. My focus has been embracing this area we now call home and observing and making new work reflecting my emotional response to the landscape in an abstract direction.

What work will feature in your solo exhibition?

REFLECTIONS will be a collection of curated works made during the last 12 months – contemporary paintings, drawings and small sculptural works.

What is the direction your work is taking for 2022?

My work continually evolves and I find with more certainty in my art practice I am allowing myself the freedom to explore and see what unfolds. The visual drawings are expressive and emotional lines crafted by my hand. 

Tell us a little of your background/chosen medium?

I have trained as an interior designer and have an architectural drafting degree – this has made me acutely aware of how we inhabit spaces around us. It is important to me to hand make some of the materials used in my art. I grind my own inks, use pigments and make my own wax mediums. This process connects me closer to my work and is part of my unspoken authentic voice.

About the author

Penny Simpson