Cultivate – Solo Exhibition – Arthouse Gallery – Sydney
‘Cultivate’, solo exhibition is a new collection of paintings, prints, and ceramics (in collaboration with Neville French) that will open to the public on the 5th June 2021 at Arthouse Gallery, NSW.
Tai Mitsuji states in his catalogue essay ‘Belinda Fox’s exhibition, ‘Cultivate,’ suggests something essential about our present moment. After eight and a half years living abroad, Fox recently uprooted her life and returned to Australia in the heat of Covid. And the reality of this uprooting inevitably migrates into her work. “A lot of the show is about trying to settle, and trying to find the calm within the chaos,” Fox explains. Yet looking across the exhibition and the artist’s prints, paintings, and ceramic collaboration with Neville French, one soon realises that Fox’s search for equilibrium does not reveal itself in an obvious picturing of this experience—rather, it is a pursuit that is embedded in her process and hums at the edge of her artworks. Equilibrium is not forced. Instead, it is gently yet firmly cultivated and sown in each of the Fox’s pieces’.