Nellie Castan Gallery
You are warmly invited to an exhibition of new work from Kate Just's residency at
Kate Just is an American born, Melbourne based artist best known for her sculptural knitting practice informed strongly by emotional and autobiographical references. Just's practice also encompasses use of collage, digital print, and video. Experiences of childhood memory, her own migration, and the garden/natural environment as an allegory for the human condition influenced Just's early works while more recent works have focused on Greek and other mythologies depicting the connection between women and nature.
Just has explored myths such as Persephone's descent underground and Daphne's transformation into a laurel tree and reconsidered, in knitted sculpture and installation, elements of famed paintings such The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosch and The Fall of Man by Michelangelo. Her works posit the transformation of the female body as an apt metaphor for human struggle, awakening sexuality and the fragile state of the natural world.
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