Sunday, June 3, 2018

The Exquisite Palette 2018

Watching you watching me and my embellished palette, shortly before the addition
of a panel of mirrored glass. Photo credit: Tim Gresham.

The Exquisite Palette show is back after a gap of several years (its last appearance was in 2013). From the entries I’ve seen so far, this may well be the best one yet. Now attracting international entries, it’s also by far the biggest.

Regarding the final form of the palette, the only rule is that there are no rules. Personally I’m drawn to its simple, elegant shape and always relish the challenge of incorporating the oval hole into my image.

Deborah Klein, Reflection, 2018, acrylic on wooden panel with mirrored glass.
Photo credit: Tim Gresham.

Reflection, acrylic on wooden panel, progress view 1.

Reflection, acrylic on wooden palette, progress view 2. 

Reflection, my entry for Exquisite Palette 2018, incorporates mirrored glass. The palette is intended to hang at eye level, so that the eye of the viewer (in this instance, the artist) becomes an integral, if fleeting, part of the work. 

Opening Night is Wednesday, 6th June, 6.30 - 8.30 pm at Tacit Galleries in their new Collingwood art space. The show continues until the 1st of July.