6 to 29 April
Preview: Wednesday 5 April, 6.30pm
Trina Hobson’s paintings introduce a story to the viewer, drawing on invented and imagined contexts, places and connections for characters. The familiar and personally known are frequently merged with a store of characters from art history and literature, inviting the viewer in to these sustained environments, almost like a voyeur.
Her exhibition of new work juxtaposes feelings of abandonment, reflectiveness, disjointedness and fragmentation – the brokenness and vulnerability we as humans are all capable of feeling, especially when alone. The paintings are not about reproducing or documenting. They are about representation… and the very act of painting itself. The drips and brushstrokes all serve as a reminder that this is a painting. The process of deconstructing and flattening the images moves them towards the abstracted and ambiguous, forcing the viewer to fill in the spaces with something personal to the presented or given story.