The Geometry of Nature: Maro Gorky

23 February - 13 April 2012

Maro Gorky lives in a landscape where the hills have been shaped into shields of vineyards and olive groves. Like the Byzantine icons and mosaics, where the flat gold background represents infinity so that the figures walk forward and do not recede, Gorky does not see the dimension of her paintings as flat. She sees the canvas as a sail on which she can trace the shapes that surround her, like emblems on the sails of maritime explorers.

‘The blank canvas represents an infinite surface on which I can trace my feelings’ Maro Gorky, 2009