Rosslynd Piggott, Nusra Latif Qureshi Selected Works

21 November –
19 December 2020

Sutton Gallery is pleased to present a two-person exhibition by Nusra Latif Qureshi and Rosslynd Piggott. Featuring a glass sculpture and recent paintings by Piggott alongside a suite of new works on paper by Qureshi, this collaborative presentation reveals the presence of shared refrains and qualities that run through their respective oeuvres. With practices grounded in painting, both artists continue to work seamlessly across mediums with a sensitivity to the emotional register of materials and objects. Characterised by strategies of erasure, fragmentation, repetition and layering, their practices each deal with themes of the infinite and the intangible. Tapping into the realm of the metaphysical, their art gives form to elements that exist deep within us – a presence, sensation, or memory – yet lie just beyond the threshold of comprehension.

Nusra Latif Qureshi (b. 1973, Lahore, Pakistan, lives and works in Melbourne) attended the National College of Arts, Lahore and completed her Masters of Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited widely in Austria, Germany, New Zealand, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Afghanistan, Italy, India, Japan, France, Switzerland, Finland and her home countries of Pakistan and Australia. Most recently, Qureshi’s major installation, Did you come here to find history?, originally shown at the 53rd Venice Biennale, was exhibited at the Kunst Historisches Museum, Vienna, Austria. Her work has been collected widely by institutions including the British Museum, London, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney and the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Qureshi was the recipient of the 2019 Bvlgari Award, administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Rosslynd Piggott (b. 1958, Melbourne, lives and works in Melbourne) is one of Australia’s most prolific contemporary artists and has received ongoing critical acclaim since she began practising in the 1980s. Piggott continues to exhibit widely in Italy, France, Japan and Australia in both solo and group presentations. The National Gallery of Victoria has presented two major survey exhibitions of her work; Rosslynd Piggott: I sense you, but I cannot see you, curated by Jane Devery in 2019, and Rosslynd Piggott: Suspended Breath, curated by Jason Smith in 1998. Piggott’s work has been collected widely by all of Australia’s public institutions. Her work is held in private collections in Australia, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States.

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