25 July 2019, Opening 6-8pm July 25 2019
July 25 - August 3 2019

Swan St Studios
Lvl 1 / 550 Swan St,

Introduction -
Monique Morter - Lone Splendour

25 July 2019, Opening 6-8pm July 25 2019 (July 25 - August 3 2019)
Swan St Studios Lvl 1 / 550 Swan St Richmond

Lone Splendour by Monique Morter is a new series of work based on the spectacular mountain ranges of the South Island of New Zealand. Predominantly working with pastel on paper Morter’s approach to drawing is hyper-real, her dream like colour pop images are laden with colour, electric at times while soft and sparse at other moments. Morter creates a sensuous mood in her depictions of the vistas she is observing, a luxury of colour to calm as well as titillate the eye, and through her work she imbues new life into these timeless terrains, so strong and solid in structure yet so soft, fragile and vulnerable in this age of melting ice caps and mountain snow. More than just pictures of positivity – which they are – this latest series is also a record of beauty mixed with a fragility expressed through the sublime medium of pastel on paper.