Friday, 13 October 2017
"Serendipity" a solo exhibition by Heidi Shedlock 14 October - 2 November 2017
14 October - 2 November 2017
Overtones embedded in a bygone era bring to mind the art of quaint needlepoint brooches and tapestry. A catalyst of blended blossoms offers us a lingering dose of nostalgia when first encountering Heidi Shedlock’s paintings. Then comes the transforming 'serendipitous' moment when portholes of intensely layered blossoms are captured in circular motion through layered forms and a choreography of expressive mark making that creates an aesthetic sensibility that is not only seen, but felt and experienced.
Heidi is a Durban artist who has been involved in education but now paints full-time from her studio in Durban North. She intentionally seeks to nestle her arrangements safely within nurturing circular and oval formats. She believes 'serendipity' is as much about 'consciousness' as it is about valuable fortuitous discovery - "...it's about keeping your eyes open and appreciating a fleeting moment that would normally be lost…finding something when looking for something else. This antithesis can be the result of an observant mind…”