17 July–16 August
Multi-layered and richly textured collages constructed from metals and malthoid (the bitumen-coated material found in the bottom of old rain-water tanks) offer a wry look at the Australian landscape – creating forms and patterns that are familiar but not really.
From Mt Barker, South Australia, Ms Kowenhoven is a multi-award winning artist who often finds herself trawling through rubbish tips and discarded industrial material to create her rich and organic works. In this series, her works talk to us about restricted water supply and how we are literally “scraping the bottom of the tank”.
An artist’s floor talk will be held at the USC Gallery Friday 18 July starting at 10.30am. This is a free event but bookings are essential by telephoning the gallery on +61 7 5459 4645.
Image: Pamela KOUWENHOVEN Global scraping with frog 2008. Mixed media. Courtesy of the artist.