Join us in the newly relaunched Gallery Café for a casual yet informative conversation over tea and coffee with exhibiting artist Ekaterina Dimieva and centre director Paul Brobbel.
Ekaterina and Paul will lead a conversation for artists and art lovers looking at the themes explored in the exhibition The Spell of the Sensuous alongside insights into Ekaterina’s wider practice.
The Spell of the Sensuous
We close the exhibition programme at Uxbridge Arts and Culture for 2023 with a new suite of 19 abstract paintings from Ekaterina Dimieva. Dimieva’s adventurous abstract visions find a sentience in the landscapes around us and express the essence of a “more-than-human” world with shapes and sounds twisting, twitching, swerving, switching, rippling and swelling. With these images the artist poses some questions to consider. How can painting enhance our habitual ways of seeing our environment? How can it help us reconnect with the animal and plant life around us? How can it help us reconnect with the land that surrounds us? How can painting capture the power and energy of these rhythms, flows and forces – the exchange between our senses and the sensuous terrain?
About the artist
Ekaterina Dimieva is an abstract painter based in Tamaki Makaurau Auckland. She completed her Master’s of Fine Arts at Elam School of Fine Arts in 2020 and is a participant in the mothermother curatorial project. Dimieva has been a finalist in the Estuary Art and Ecology Awards (Uxbridge Arts and Culture, 2022, 2023), a finalist in the National Contemporary Art Awards (Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato, 2022) and the Molly Morpeth Canaday Awards (Arts Whakatane, 2021). Her work is included in various collections nation-wide and abroad including the Wallace Arts Trust collection.