'The State of Things' sculpture exhibition at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Tuesday 1 June 2021

The next exhibition to feature at Council’s Chrissie Cotter Gallery, The State of Things, is a series of sculptures created during the isolation and chaos of lockdowns.

Local artist Monika Scarrabelotti uses a range of materials including ceramics, cement, bronze, plaster, wax and found natural objects, and says her body of work “is an emotional narrative of the past 18 months”.

“At the beginning of 2020 I started to develop a new body of work considering eco-anxiety,” Monika said.

“However, emerging from a smoke-choked, apocalyptic summer and tumbling straight into the unpredictability of the global pandemic, what evolved was The State of Things - an amalgamation of the chaos that 2020 had to offer.”

Usually, Monika works out of her Petersham studio and teaches at Tom Bass Sculpture Studio in Erskineville, a community art space.

However during lockdown, she “had the great privilege to retreat to my childhood home on the south coast of NSW”.

“Here the isolation, nostalgia, and a deep connection with the rugged landscape had a profound influence on my art practice,” she said.

The State of Things is at Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Pidcock Street Camperdown, 10 – 20 June.

Opening night, Wednesday 9 June, 6 – 8pm.

For an interview with the artist, or for print quality images, contact @mon.scarrabelotti.artist or 0491 116 581.

For media enquiries, contact Elizabeth Heath, Media and Communications Coordinator, 9392 5334 or Elizabeth.Heath@innerwest.nsw.gov.au

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