KATE DAW India Art Fair New Delhi

1-3 FEBRUARY 2013

Sarah Scout is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new work by Kate Daw at the 5th India Art Fair current from 1-3 February 2013 in New Delhi.

Daw explores issues of authorship, narrative and creative processes and moves between the domestic and the social, the everyday and the imagined. Her recent work restages the narrative form in contemporary art, combining materiality and history, language and image, art and literature, to explore their interchange of meaning.

Daw’s project for the India Art Fair focuses around a new series of oil paintings and silkscreens. Each painting is rendered on a found blackboard from an old primary school classroom, with evidence of age, in the form of scratches, dents, scrawls and doodles clearly evident in their backgrounds. Daw has derived imagery from patterning on crockery, textiles and other decorative sources, and different decades from 20th century culture can be discerned, from William Morris repeat designs, to Florence Broadhurst’s 1970s swirls, to Villeroy and Boch china patterns to 18th century Indian fabrics made with silver and gold threads. At the centre of the project, both conceptually and physically, lie a series of small, candy-coloured painted roses taken from the graphic design on a box of matches Daw found in India in 1995 while on an artist residency at Baroda. Indeed, much of the work is specific to daily life as Daw has experienced it over time in India.

Kate Daw has exhibited her work widely, nationally and internationally, since 1992. Her most recent exhibitions have included at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the Ian Potter Museum of Art and a major solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2006, Daw completed her PhD at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, where she has recently been appointed Head of Painting.

For further information visit www.indiaartfair.in

KATE DAW The Blue Hour

23 July to 28 August 2009 at Sarah Scout

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