9 September to 1 October 2016
Exploring the idea travel plays in our everyday lives, scenes of daily commute take precedence in ‘In Transit.’ Stemming from images taken from the artist's own experience, this show is in many ways a personal recollection of time and place. Be it on journeys home, work or holiday, Wallace seeks to capture individuals in transit and wait. Here figures are placed in environments both known and unknown in positions that recall moments of delay and progress. Despite such ambiguity, Wallace looks to capture a place and experience familiar to the viewer. Via a series of paintings, ‘In Transit’ examines the shared and isolated experience of travel.
Through the mechanism of painting, Kate Wallace seeks to observe and capture the mundane happenings of contemporary living. This interest is sparked largely by Wallace’s ongoing investigation of urban spaces and our subsequent relationship to them. Through the translation of paint, the artist observes, reflects and examines structures of the everyday.
Based in Melbourne, Wallace acts as a Curator on the committee at Alternating Current Art Space. She holds a Master of Art Curatorship and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Melbourne and RMIT University respectively.