Fragments from the Underglow
Oil on board - dimensions small and variable
“Fragments from the Underglow draws on the traditions of still life painting to explore the relationship of family keepsakes to ideas of time, memory and belonging. The paintings focus on small domestic objects that are part of daily life. They are a mixture of functional and non-functional items; precious in terms of memories, they are keepsakes, souvenirs, some are whole and some just fragments. Zouwer’s painting of objects enhances their quality and raises their status so that they become worthy of sustained attention”.
Naomi Zouwer is a Canberra based, cross-disciplinary artist. She works across drawing, painting and textiles mediums making works that engage with ideas of cultural heritage, identity and the social role of personal objects. Zouwer has exhibited widely in Australia being selected for drawing, painting and textile awards and exhibitions. These include the: Lethbridge Small Scale Award, 2018; Kate Derum Tapestry Prize, 2016; Wangaratta Contemporary Textile Award, 2015; M16 Drawing Prize, 2015 and the ANU School of Art and Design Drawing Prize, 2014. In July 2019, Zouwer was awarded a practice-led PhD at the Australian National University School of Art and Design.