Chapman & Bailey Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new works by Marieke Dench. Please join us at the opening on Saturday 21st April 2-4pm!
“Layers of colour pulse through Marieke Dench’s new solo exhibition ‘Seeing Sound’, drawing her viewers into a dance as hypnotic as it is pictorially fascinating.
As the title of the show suggests, relationships between colours, forms and rhythms and their equivalence in sound and music is a central point of focus in this exhibition. For Dench, it is this correspondence and the phenomena known as synaesthesia that has been particularly inspiring. Synaesthesia is the term applied to a perceptual phenomenon wherein one form of stimulus – music for instance – activates other closely located synaptic pathways. The result is the involuntary impression of seeing colours prompted by sound.”
Quoted from the accompanying exhibition essay by Dr Damian Smith, 2018.
Marieke Dench has a Fine Arts Degree from The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), and 1st Class Honours Degree in Fine Arts from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (R.M.I.T)
Dench has successfully maintained a recognised arts practice in her own right, exhibiting nationally and internationally for almost 20 years. The breadth of her practice is vast and includes advanced encaustic wax painting, watercolour and acrylic painting, printmaking and paper sculpture.
Dench has been the recipient of a Collie Trust Scholarship and has won a number of awards including the Silk Cut Award and Shell Fremantle Non-Acquisitive Print Award. She has been commissioned to produce many artworks in the public and private sector and her work is held in numerous public and private collections.
Please scroll down to view a selection of works from this exhibition.
For more information about Marieke Dench, please visit her website.
For a list of available works, please email [email protected]
Exhibition Opening: Saturday 21st April 2-4pm
18 April – 19 May 2018
H: Mon-Fri 10am – 5pm
Sat 10.30am – 4.30pm
Chapman & Bailey Gallery
350 Johnston St
Abbotsford, VIC 3067
ph 03 9417 7957