Exploring imaginative minerals in strange environments and possible futures, artist Ari Athans’ latest exhibition, ‘Volcanic Bloom’, opens this week at Edwina Corlette Gallery in Brisbane.

“Science underpins all my work,” explains Athans, with geography, geology, and topography combining in her paintings to resonate with a sense of the earth and its timeless processes, to explore the fuzzy boundary between organic and inorganic. In Athans’ latest exhibition, the artist takes inspiration from faceted gemstones and the geological formations from the after affect of erupting volcanos, experimenting with the concept of physical variables and abstract forms through layers of enamel paint on mild steel ground.

 

'Chlorite Shands' by Ari Athens | Edwina Corlette Gallery

‘Chlorite Shards’ 2016 $1,600
Enamel on Mild Steel 50 x 50 x 5cm
Ari Athans at Edwina Corlette Gallery

 

'Xenoliths' by Ari Athens | Edwina Corlette Gallery | Est Design Directory

‘Xenoliths’ 2016 $1,600
Enamel on Mild Steel 50 x 50 x 5cm
Ari Athans at Edwina Corlette Gallery

 

'Vander Range' by Ari Athens | Edwina Corlette Gallery

‘Vander Range’ 2016 $900
Enamel on Mild Steel 30 x 30 x 5cm
Ari Athans at Edwina Corlette Gallery

 

'Ceres Coral with Sulfur Stem' 2016 by Ari Athens | Edwina Corlette Gallery

‘Ceres Coral with Sulfur Stem’ 2016 $900
Enamel on Mild Steel 30 x 30 x 5cm
Ari Athans at Edwina Corlette Gallery

 

'Yellow Callisto with Chrysoberyl Shoot' by Ari Athens | Edwina Corlette Gallery

‘Yellow Callisto with Chrysoberyl Shoot’ 2016 $1,600
Enamel on Mild Steel 50 x 50 x 5cm
Ari Athans at Edwina Corlette Gallery

 

'Pyroclastic Explosion' by Ari Athens | Edwina Corlette Gallery

‘Pyroclastic Explosion’ 2016 $2300
Enamel on Mild Steel 70 x 70 x 5cm
Ari Athans at Edwina Corlette Gallery

 

'Felsic Plume' by Ari Athens | Edwina Corlette Gallery

‘Felsic Plume’ $1,800
Enamel on Mild Steel 30 x 70 x 5cm
Ari Athans at Edwina Corlette Gallery

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