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Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2014

Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2014

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29 Aug to 30 Sep 2014

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Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2014

Sarrita King and Tarisse King consistently prove that the way forward for younger contemporary Indigenous artists can be successfully found with perseverance and commitment. These two sister artists combine the use of traditional techniques with an intuitive approach to story-telling.

Their imagery evokes the history of Indigenous life on the land, with references to traditional camp sites, water sources and hunting grounds. The multi-layered patterning that covers the surface of the land and the water marks these basic resources with the cultural signs of Aboriginal presence.

The artists can develop large works as well as small works, all with a rich layering of detail. The work of Sarrita King and Tarisse King is connecting to a younger audience as well as established art buyers, and the artists have achieved international recognition on top of their Australia-wide success.

Occasional collaborations on canvas have developed where the sister artists create a joint painting. “They started off painting collaborations in the one place, but now they live 2,000 kms apart. So the collaborations are now a way of staying connected” says Keith Murphy, the artists’ managing agent. “ The sisters take turns in starting a painting then send it to the other to finish, in whatever way they like. The free flow of ideas is then a surprise when they see the finished work in an exhibition. It has become something that the sisters really appreciate, now that they don’t live close to each other anymore.”

Sarrita King and Tarisse King carry on the legacy of their father, William King, who died young in his 40s, but fortunately not before he had passed on his philosophy and art skills to his daughters. Their paintings are impressive with an absorbing detail and rhythm of composition, each canvas with the power to draw you into the picture plane.

This exhibition by Sarrita and Tarisse King, the third by the artists to be held at Japingka Gallery, runs from 29 August to 30 September 2014.

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Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 011074  |  acrylic on linen  |  200 x 150 cm

Salt Lakes by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Salt Lakes

Jap 010821  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 165 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 010973  |  acrylic on linen  |  240 x 150 cm

Earth Images (triptych) by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Images (triptych)

Jap 010536  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 30 cm each panel

Pink Salt Lakes by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Pink Salt Lakes

Jap 010904  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 010825  |  acrylic on linen  |  210 x 70 cm

Our Land by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Our Land

Jap 010828  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Blue Salt Lakes by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Blue Salt Lakes

Jap 010824  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Earth Cycles by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Earth Cycles

Jap 010827  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

My Country’s Story by Sarrita King & Tarisse King

Sarrita King & Tarisse King  |  My Country’s Story

Jap 010830  |  acrylic on linen  |  300 x 150 cm

Pink Salt Lakes by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Pink Salt Lakes

Jap 010823  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 010909  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Our Land by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Our Land

Jap 010829  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 40 cm

The Land by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  The Land

Jap 010905  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 60 cm

Earth Images by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Images

Jap 010906  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Lightning by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Lightning

Jap 010911  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 92 cm

My Country’s Story by Tarisse King & Sarrita King

Tarisse King & Sarrita King  |  My Country’s Story

Jap 010910  |  acrylic on linen  |  126 x 39 cm

Blue Salt Lakes by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Blue Salt Lakes

Jap 010908  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

The Land by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  The Land

Jap 010822  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 012457  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 010912  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Lightning by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Lightning

Jap 010914  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Waterholes by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Waterholes

Jap 010826  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Lightning by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Lightning

Jap 010929  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 150 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 008727  |  acrylic on linen  |  230 x 140 cm

The Land by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  The Land

Jap 010915  |  acrylic on linen  |  198 x 149

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 010924  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 150 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 010925  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

Our Land by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Our Land

Jap 010926  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 162 cm

Lightning by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Lightning

Jap 010974  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 60 cm

Water by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Water

Jap 010975  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 30 cm

Fire by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Fire

Jap 010976  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 30 cm

Earth Cycles by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Earth Cycles

Jap 010927  |  acrylic on linen  |  162 x 100 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 010930  |  acrylic on linen  |  30 x 120 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 010932  |  acrylic on linen  |  120 x 30 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 010931  |  acrylic on linen  |  162 x 100 cm

 

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