'Unresolving' - Kathryn Haug

Unresolving  

That does not resolve (something or someone); without resolution. (Oxford Dictionary 2016)

Resolve

1.Dissolve… disintegrate, analyse, break up into parts, dissipate, convert or be converted into, reduce by mental analysis into

2. Solve, explain, clear up, settle…

3. Decide upon, make up one’s mind upon action or doing or to do… (Oxford Dictionary 1964)

 

These works are drawn from photographs new and old. Some are photographs I have taken, and others were taken by family members: these are subjects and landscapes familiar to me. The selected photographs are cropped down to a small section, sometimes as small as 1x1cm, to remove  details that are not needed for the composition. As a result, there is a limited amount of information to draw from, and as the image is enlarged to fit the canvas, the focus turns to the paint itself: the textures, colours and marks. I have removed parts of the original image, blotted areas out, or simplified; I have allowed the paint to have its way, creating serendipitous drips, pools, blobs and flicks.

In some ways the painting process is attempting to resolve the image and the memory associated with it, but at the same time the process may have created the reverse: something that is unresolved. 

                This exhibition is dedicated to my dad, Erik. Kathryn Haug September 2016

 


Artists

Pieces

KATHRYN HAUG - Blackened Landscape

KATHRYN HAUG - Blackened Landscape

oil on canvas 2016, 140 x 180cm

$7,000.00
KATHRYN HAUG - Dissolving

KATHRYN HAUG - Dissolving

oil on canvas 2016, 44 x 44.5cm 

$1,500.00
KATHRYN HAUG - Fluid Landscape

KATHRYN HAUG - Fluid Landscape

oil on board 2016, 79.5 x 59cm

$2,800.00
KATHRYN HAUG - Gloaming

KATHRYN HAUG - Gloaming

oil on canvas 2016, 71 x 91.5cm 

$3,300.00
KATHRYN HAUG - Hill Shadow

KATHRYN HAUG - Hill Shadow

oil on board 2016, 39.5 x 29cm

$1,000.00
KATHRYN HAUG - Horse and Rider I

KATHRYN HAUG - Horse and Rider I

oil on board 2016, 40 x 29.5cm

$1,000.00
Kathryn Haug - Metamorphic Landscape

Kathryn Haug - Metamorphic Landscape

oil on canvas 2016, 51 x 100cm

$3,000.00
KATHRYN HAUG - Reflective Landscape

KATHRYN HAUG - Reflective Landscape

oil on board 2016, 44.5 x 60.5cm

$1,800.00