Saturday, February 16, 2008

Maria Cruz / Preview Thursday 14 February, 6-8pm

Kaliman Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Maria Cruz.

Cruz’s referential combination of words, collage and colour culminate in emotive and often witty outcomes. She sources her text from billboards, personality tests, advertising materials from the Philippines and Yoko Ono’s song titles. These textual fragments occupy spaces that suggest natural forms such as lakes, rock formations, waterfalls, foliage and the sky. Cruz has often cited the influence of the Romantic period and in this most recent body of work notions of the sublime, the abyss and other transcendental representations of nature are clearly visible.