4 - 8 August 2010
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. 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. Layering materials, patterns, bands of colour and geometry, Helen’s imagery is built up from a diverse range of visual resources including the landscape, religion, architecture and art historical references. Central to each work is Helen’s exploration of a unique intellectual, emotional and aesthetic language.
Helen Geier is a graduate of the Alexander Mackie College in Sydney, has post-graduate qualifications from St Martin’s School of Art in London and lectured at the Canberra School of Art for fourteen years. Highly successful exhibitions in France, Singapore, New Zealand and India have added to her growing international profile. Helen’s work is represented in many collections including the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Parliament House, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Artbank, Lasalle Institute of the Arts (Singapore), Australian National University and National Library of Australia.