Kate Nielsen

STILL PATTERNED

15 August — 30 August 2023

Lives and works in Sydney

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The work of Kate Nielsen is primarily concerned with the relationships between form and pattern—her process involves delicately weaving everyday objects into a self-contained picture plane. They are works that are unambiguous, complete within themselves. The paintings speak of a harmonious calmness that draws the viewer into her constructed world. The flattening of pictorial space is mitigated with an intuitive understanding of perspective which acts to provide a sense of order and depth to the composition. Patterning drawn from tablecloths, woven rugs, and vibrant wallpaper interplays with varied traditional still-life subjects. Water jugs, flowers, and fruit all utilise the abstracted qualities of intense colour and form that provide a vibrancy far beyond their maker's intended everyday purpose.

In the presence of Nielsen’s work, one becomes aware of the emotional constraints and intensity of an incessantly connected world. Our busy lives are deconstructed with the glowing stimulus of information overload. The ultimate beauty of the work in the exhibition is to remind us that through an awareness of our immediate environment, there is always space for contemplation and meditation.

 

Ralph Hobbs
August, 2023

\ Exhibition featured works

Kate Nielsen

Afternoon still life

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 40 x 30cm

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Kate Nielsen

Blue glass tray with flowers

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 40 x 30cm

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Kate Nielsen

Bottlebrush with ceramics

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 60 x 50cm

Kate Nielsen

Checked cloth with blue bowl

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 30 x 40cm

Kate Nielsen

Fish Platter with passionfrut wallpaper

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 60 x 50cm

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Kate Nielsen

Fruit bowl and patterns

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 40 x 30cm

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Kate Nielsen

Hibiscus and fruit

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 30 x 30cm

Kate Nielsen

Lemons and Bottlebrush

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 30 x 30cm

Kate Nielsen

Lemons with fish and flowers

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 40 x 30cm

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Kate Nielsen

Lilac tablecloth with stripes

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 40 x 30cm

Kate Nielsen

Orange Jug with Ginger Plant

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 120 x 110cm

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Kate Nielsen

Orchid with blue cloth

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 60 x 60cm

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Kate Nielsen

Patterned wall with pears

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 30 x 30cm

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Kate Nielsen

Still life with Fruit Basket

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 120 x 100cm

Kate Nielsen

Stripes with oranges and round table

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 30 x 40cm

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Kate Nielsen

Three Oranges with Frangipani Tree

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 120 x 100cm

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Kate Nielsen

Two flowers in patterned vases

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 60 x 50cm

Kate Nielsen

Two lemons with Kangaroo Paw

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 50 x 60cm

Kate Nielsen

Two pears with jug

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 30 x 30cm

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Kate Nielsen

White bench with still life

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 40 x 40cm

Kate Nielsen

Winter wallpaper with still life arrangement

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 40 x 30cm

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Kate Nielsen

Yellow table with white Flowers

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 40 x 30cm

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Kate Nielsen

Yellow table with white Flowers

2023 \ Oil on linen, framed \ 40 x 30cm

SOLD

Kate Nielsen

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Kate Nielsen

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Kate Nielsen

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Kate Nielsen

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\ Other exhibitions

ONCE UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY

Group Exhibition

13 July — 20 July 2024

Christopher Horder

THE FRUITS OF SPRING AND THE BATS OF NIGHT

2 July — 20 July 2024

Selma Coulthard

New paintings, Old stories

20 June — 29 June 2024

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12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.30pm Saturday, 11am - 4pm Closed Public Holidays (and Easter Saturday)