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Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2016

Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2016

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8 April – 30 May, 2016

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Sarrita King & Tarisse King 2016

When new visitors first approach the latest paintings by sisters Sarrita King and Tarisse King, we see them stand close to the canvas, trying to pick out the many veils of dots that cover the surface. There is a sense that the imagery that emerges from those multi layered dots must carry the secret of how they were created. The veils of dots show through each other, creating a shifting surface of colour and movement. Only by standing back can we more clearly see the elements of the design, the structure and the whole composition.

Sarrita King’s Ancestors paintings show the surface of Country, the tracks and migrations made by her people following water and animals and food. The tracks show the maze of human activity over seasons and years, the cumulative history of people interacting with their Country. The diminishing boundaries of the waterholes are shown in the Dry season and the moving of campsite locations reflects the seasonal changes.

Tarisse King paints the iconic salt lakes of central Australia, collecting any seasonal rainfall, but coloured by the red dust that surrounds the lakes. The fusion of the blues and greys with the pink tint of the dust creates a mirage of colour, similar to the mirage of light that reflects off these flat salt pans.

Sarrita and Tarisse King find new ways to create the shimmer of Country and the tracks that are embedded in it, using the dot painting technique of the Australian inland and giving it vitality and intensity. The latest paintings by the King sisters will be exhibited at Japingka Gallery from 8 April to 30 May 2016.

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Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 012724  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 121 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 012658  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 150 cm

Salt Lake Country by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Salt Lake Country

Jap 012876  |  acrylic on linen  |  182 x 121 cm

Gurindji Mirrwula by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Gurindji Mirrwula

Jap 012631  |  acrylic on linen  |  101 x 74 cm

Gurindji Mirrwula by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Gurindji Mirrwula

Jap 012630  |  acrylic on linen  |  99 x 75 cm

Fire by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Fire

Jap 012660  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 90 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 012628  |  acrylic on linen  |  106 x 75 cm

Earth Cycles by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Earth Cycles

Jap 010827  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Gurindji Janginyina by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Gurindji Janginyina

Jap 012633  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 75 cm

Earth Images by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Images

Jap 012721  |  acrylic on linen  |  90 x 90 cm

Gurindji Janginyina by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Gurindji Janginyina

Jap 012632  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 75 cm

Gurindji Martan by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Gurindji Martan

Jap 012634  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 74 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 012078  |  acrylic on linen  |  180 x 120 cm

Earth Images by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Images

Jap 012626  |  acrylic on linen  |  183 x 153 cm

Ancestors Gurindji by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors Gurindji

Jap 012739  |  acrylic on linen  |  106 x 90 cm

Waterholes by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Waterholes

Jap 012738  |  acrylic on linen  |  152 x 92 cm

Lightning by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Lightning

Jap 012566  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 60 cm

Water by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Water

Jap 012661  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 61 cm

My Country by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  My Country

Jap 012563  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Fire by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Fire

Jap 012565  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 61 cm

Earth Images by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Earth Images

Jap 012627  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 61 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 012579  |  acrylic on linen  |  149 x 90 cm

Our Land by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Our Land

Jap 011156  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

Sandhills by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Sandhills

Jap 012629  |  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 012580  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 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 012722  |  acrylic on linen  |  179 x 61

Lightning by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Lightning

Jap 010929  |  acrylic on linen  |  60 x 150 cm

Earth Cycles by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Earth Cycles

Jap 012567  |  acrylic on linen  |  148 x 60 cm

Waterhole by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Waterhole

Jap 012564  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 60 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 012270  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 91 cm

Water by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Water

Jap 012720  |  acrylic on linen  |  181 x 121 cm

Fire by Tarisse King

Tarisse King  |  Fire

Jap 012662  |  acrylic on linen  |  151 x 60 cm

Ancestors by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Ancestors

Jap 012269  |  acrylic on linen  |  100 x 62 cm

Earth Cycles by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Earth Cycles

Jap 010927  |  acrylic on linen  |  162 x 100 cm

Water by Sarrita King

Sarrita King  |  Water

Jap 012007  |  acrylic on linen  |  150 x 60 cm

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