Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins

17 November – 5 December 2020

Ember Fairbairn Beyond the wall and floor, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Beyond the wall and floor, 2020, oil on Dibond on board, 180 x 140cm
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Ember Fairbairn San Pedro's love child, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn San Pedro's love child, 2020, oil on wood panel, 160 x 120 cm
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Ember Fairbairn Coming in from the east, 2020
$5,000 incl. GST
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Ember Fairbairn Coming in from the east, 2020, oil on wood panel, 160 x 120 cm, $5,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Ember Fairbairn Stone water dreamer, 2020
$5,000 incl. GST
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Ember Fairbairn Stone water dreamer, 2020, oil on board, 160 x 120 cm, $5,000 incl. GST
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Ember Fairbairn Magic river, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Magic river, 2020, oil on board, 160 x 120 cm
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Ember Fairbairn Once and future dream, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Once and future dream, 2020, oil on board, 160 x 120 cm
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Ember Fairbairn Empress, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Empress, 2020, oil on wood panel, 160 x 120 cm
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Ember Fairbairn Almost with you, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Almost with you, 2020, oil on wood panel, 160 x 120 cm
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Ember Fairbairn Grounding in light, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Grounding in light, 2020, oil on wood panel, 135 x 90 cm
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Ember Fairbairn Many histories, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Many histories, 2020, oil on wood panel, 135 x 90 cm
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Ember Fairbairn An ancestor, 2020
$2,500 incl. GST
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Ember Fairbairn An ancestor, 2020, oil on wood panel, 100 x 70 cm, $2,500 incl. GST
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Ember Fairbairn Felt you there, 2020
$2,500 incl. GST
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Ember Fairbairn Felt you there, 2020, oil on wood panel, 100 x 70 cm, $2,500 incl. GST
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Ember Fairbairn Study for inside things, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Study for inside things, 2020, oil on wood panel, 42 x 30 cm
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Ember Fairbairn Study for a way home, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Study for a way home, 2020, oil on wood panel, 42 x 30 cm
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Ember Fairbairn Study for beyond object, 2020
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Ember Fairbairn Study for beyond object, 2020, oil on wood panel, 42 x 30 cm
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Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

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Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

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Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

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Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

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Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

Ember Fairbairn Thin Skins, 2020, installation view, photo: Christo Crocker

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Ember Fairbairn Coming in from the east, 2020
$5,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Ember Fairbairn Coming in from the east, 2020, oil on wood panel, 160 x 120 cm, $5,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Ember Fairbairn Stone water dreamer, 2020
$5,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Ember Fairbairn Stone water dreamer, 2020, oil on board, 160 x 120 cm, $5,000 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Ember Fairbairn An ancestor, 2020
$2,500 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Ember Fairbairn An ancestor, 2020, oil on wood panel, 100 x 70 cm, $2,500 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Ember Fairbairn Felt you there, 2020
$2,500 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

Ember Fairbairn Felt you there, 2020, oil on wood panel, 100 x 70 cm, $2,500 incl. GST
AVAILABLE

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Thin Skins by Ember Fairbairn explores the yearning of belonging in nature and how relationships with place play out in the time of covid. As the artist describes, the veils or skins are thin, but they have not yet shed. The paintings reflect this transient time, and thinking is divulged in the process, how difficult times become sacred.

The new collection is a metamorphosis, of shedding skin. Fairbairn is concerned with what’s underneath the skin or veil, her paintings becoming a carrier of information to make some form of sense for herself. The works reveal themselves in active gestures or layers of paint. They reveal a belonging, connecting Fairbairn’s time in the landscape, and evolving within nature.

Thin Skins refers to how we are worn thin by it all, yet how, underneath the layers, there is hope. That despite the challenging times we face, there is a way through, beyond the veil.

 

Emma-Kate Wilson

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