Illuminations, Tim Olsen Gallery, Woollahra
Illuminations is an exhibition predominantly of oil paintings, capturing the colours and atmospheric qualities of reflected light.
These paintings depict glowing chandeliers, circles, patterns and lines of light. Using traditional paint techniques, such as glazing, the resulting images are richly layered with luminous colour.
Keeler-Milne was stimulated by the subject of light while in Paris, on an artist’s residency program during the winter of 2007. On her return to Sydney, she first showed these works in an exhibition titled ‘La Ville des lumières’ (the city of lights), inspired by Paris as a city bathed in an array of disparate lights, natural and artificial.
Illuminations is a continuation of this theme on a larger scale.