30 July - 3 August 2008
about the exhibition
In Helen Geier’s work, the perception and experience of space is a pivotal theme, explored on a number of levels and through a variety of media. Layering materials, patterns and geometry, imagery is built up from a diverse range of visual resources, including landscape, art historical references, architecture and textiles. Schematic expressions of colour and pattern set up a tension between perceived and constructed space, and bring into question the role that traditional notions of linear perspective have on the picture plane. Highly successful exhibitions in France, Singapore, Vienna, New Zealand and India have added to a growing international profile. In August 2001, Canberra Museum and Gallery mounted a major solo exhibition of Helen’s work that included paintings and works on paper from the last thirty years of her career. Her work is represented in many collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Holmes á Court Collection (WA), and the Lasalle Singapore Institute of the Arts Collection.