Untitled (201002)

Genevieve Kemarr Loy

Untitled (201002) by Genevieve Kemarr Loy


Genevieve Kemarr Loy
Untitled (201002)
synthetic polymer on linen
91.5 x 120 cm
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The Next Generation: Lorraine Kabbindi White and Genevieve Kemarr Loy, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, 12 August - 30 September 2017

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The narrative stimulus for Genevieve’s work is linked to the stories, of flora and fauna of her grandmother’s country and that of her father, Cowboy Loy Pwerl’s country in Utopia, north east of Alice Springs. Whilst her father, custodian of the Bush Turkey (Arwengerrp) story has taught her this particular narrative, Genevieve has made it her own through her harmonious and inspired colour palette and her fine detailed mark-making across the canvas, especially impressive on the large-scale she prefers to work on.

We can see in her Untitled painting  the landscape is equally important, the pure beauty and colour of nature are brought to the fore with the floral patterning obscuring the tracking marks left by the bush turkey. Despite the presumption of a red sandy desert, Utopia flourishes with trees, flowering shrubs and elegant grasses and can be awash with colour with seasonal flowers, particularly after a period of rain. In Untitled the yellow star shapes are directly inspired by flowering plants with spiky seed heads encountered by Genevieve in Utopia.