Elisabeth Kruger: On Beauty

Dates & times

Thu 30 September — Sun 7 November 2010


This survey exhibition of one of Canberra’s most successful artists, Elisabeth Kruger, gives insight to the themes and issues that motivate her art practice. In recent years Kruger’s work has become more focused on our relationship with plant life: specifically the personal, immediate, and fragile nature of the garden space and its cycle of luscious growth, bloom, and blossom which leads to decay, decomposition, and then verdant regrowth.  Kruger’s treatment of her imagery is rich and fertile, large in scale yet close and intimate, the intensity of her approach both unsettles and transports the viewer.

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Curated by Dr Jenny McFarlane

Image: Elisabeth Kruger, Cirque, 2008, oil on linen, 122.5 x 153.0 cm. Courtesy the artist and Eva Breuer Art Dealer (Sydney) and Karen Woodbury Gallery (Melbourne). Photographer: Graham Baring.


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