April 5 – 15, 2017
Propeller presents Indian Ocean Variations from April 5-15, a series of abstract acrylic paintings inspired by the vibrant colours, sights, sounds, and scents of India by artist Gwen Tooth.
Gwen’s current installation project, “Indian Ocean Variations”, is a series of acrylic paintings inspired by the many vibrant colours, visual sights, sounds, and scents of India. Gwen experienced these in-depth during four visits to the Indian subcontinent. During this process, she studied basic Hindi, varied styles of Indian cuisine and she immersed herself in the deep history, architecture and culture of a very dynamic nation. The colours used in Gwen’s expressionistic paintings are reminiscent of spice markets, silk factories, richly ornamented temples, beautiful saris, exquisite jewellery and they evoke the churning energy of the Indian Ocean.