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SOPHIE CAPE SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROAD


Cover: Sophie Cape The Long, Deep, Trough of Silence 2017 soil, charcoal, blood, acrylic, salt, pastel, rust, and collage on canvas 170 x 230cm $22,000


SOPHIE CAPE Slaughterhouse Road 26 April – 14 May 2017 Opening 6 – 8pm Wednesday 26th April 2017


Sophie Cape The Deep Muscle of the World 2017 Soil, charcoal, acrylic, graphite, ink, blood on canvas 200 x 270cm $25,000


Slaughterhouse Road features Cape’s signature large-scale paintings on canvas. Accessing her internal landscape and the trauma of her past remains the entry point for these powerful and visceral pieces. There is a clear departure, however, from the cathartic process she has previously endured and a progression toward something quieter. Cape herself describes these works as being about survival and humanity, more universal than personal. Working within the Yass landscape, Cape has developed a personal lexicon of mark making that includes calligraphic text, scratching, blind drawing and hatching as a vehicle to access the inner state. There is a psychological quality to these works that illuminates both the human experience and the masculine / feminine sides of ourselves. These methods provide an ingress to the internal world of the artist. The process of making the works reveals Cape’s emotional state much like a map records a landscape. As a viewer, we empathise in a very instinctive and intuitive way.

Kate Alstergren


Sophie Cape Tearing like Escape Through the Dark 2017 soil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, graphite, ink and carborundum on canvas 200 x 274cm $25,000


Sophie Cape Slide back under the shining fields of rain 2017 Soil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, graphite, ink, bitumen on canvas 200 x 270cm $25,000


Opposite: Sophie Cape Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Light 2017 Soil, bulldust, blood, charcoal, acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite, ink on canvas 213 x 169cm $20,000


Opposite: Sophie Cape The Fated Hook of the Flame 2017 soil, rust, charcoal, acrylic, graphite, ink, bitumen on canvas 168 x 210cm $20,000


Opposite: Sophie Cape Tethered to the Gathering Sky 2017 soil, ash, charcoal, acrylic, pastel, marble dust, graphite, ink, carborundum on canvas 170 x 230cm $22,000


Opposite: Sophie Cape Awake, O Sleeper 2017 soil, bulldust, charcoal, acrylic, oil, pastel, graphite, ink on canvas 169 x 213cm $20,000


SOPHIE CAPE 2010 National Art School, B. Fine Art (Painting) 2000 Central St. Martins College of Art & Design, London

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2016

Montagne di marmo- drawings from the quarries of Carrara- Olsen Irwin Works Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture, Sydney

2015

An Unending Shadow – Dementia, Mosman Regional Art Gallery In the heart of the mountain where no words are spoken, Olsen Irwin, Sydney

2014

Shadows of White – From Shaolin to Everest, Olsen Irwin Works on Paper, Small Paintings and Sculpture, Sydney

2013

Magistra Natura – in collaboration with Master Printmaker John Loane, Olsen Irwin, Sydney

2012

Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong 2011 New Works, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks Important Works on Paper and Sculpture, Olsen Irwin, Sydney Tattersalls Invitational Landscape Award, Queensland The Art of Shakespeare - The Bell Shakespeare Company Invitational 25 year Exhibition, Sydney Opera House Redlands Invitational Contemporary Art Prize, NAS Gallery

2014

Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney The Blow’In Collective, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery Paddington Art Prize, National Council of Jewish Women Melbourne International Art Fair, Melbourne Hutchins Works on Paper Award, Tasmania Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Adelaide Perry Gallery Middle Head: 33° 50’ S, 151°14’ E, Mosman Regional Art Gallery


Embers of Empathy, Bushfire Volunteers, Charity Auction Australian Wildlife Art Foundation, Charity Auction, Melbourne 2013

Outpost: Middle Head Residency, Mosman Art Gallery Xucun International Art Festival, Xucun China

2012

Portia Geach Portrait Prize, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney Melbourne Art Fair, with Tim Olsen Gallery, Melbourne Finalist, William Fletcher British School of Rome Residency Sydney Biennale ArtBar Animation After Hours, Pier 2/3, Sydney Future Au Feminin, Cite International des Arts, Paris Finalist, AIAS Prix d’Honneur, Wroclaw, Poland FIND Festival of International New Drama, Schaubuhne Theatre, Berlin Illuminations, Jitter, Contemporary Australian Animation, Bondi Pavillion

2011

RBS Emerging Artist Awards Exhibition, Sydney Between the Heads Exhibition, Middle Head National Park, Sydney Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Adelaide Perry Gallery People’s Choice Award, Portia Geach Portrait Prize, SH Irvin Gallery, Sydney Salon de Refuses, SH Irvin Gallery, Sydney New Works, Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney

2010

Portia Geach Portrait Prize, SH Irvin Gallery Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, Adelaide Perry Gallery In Character Group Exhibition, NAS Stairwell Gallery

2009

Portia Geach Portrait Prize, SH Irvin Gallery Flinders Ranges: Working in the Landscape Exhibition, NAS Stairwell Gallery

2008

On an Island Group Exhibition, Cockatoo Island NAS Drawing Prize Exhibition, Xavier Art Space Drawing Group Exhibition, 285 Liverpool Street Gallery Road: Ride Group Exhibition, Vanishing Point Contemporary Art Gallery


AWARDS:

2015

Geelong Art Prize, Winner Art Gallery of NSW, Paris Cite Residency, Highly

Commended Redlands Art Prize, Finalist 2014

Portia Geach Memorial Prize, Winner Salon de Refuse, SH Irvin Gallery

2013

Australia China Art Foundation Residency, Shanxi Xucun Art Month Young Ambassador New York Studio School Drawing Marathon Scholarship

2012

Art Month Young Ambassador 2012/13 Normyle Residency, Cooma Portia Geach Memorial Prize, Highly Commended 2012

2011

Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant, Winner Australian Council ArtStart Grant Royal Bank of Scotland Emerging Artist Award, Finalist Portia Geach Portrait Prize, Winner Peoples Choice Award Salon de Refuse, SH Irvin Gallery Fraser Street Studio Residency, Sydney

2010

Storrier Onslow NAS Paris Residency, CitĂŠ Internationale des Arts, Paris Hospiz Residency, St. Christoph, Austria John Olsen Prize for Figure Drawing, Winner NAVA Ignition Prize for Emerging Talent & Professional Practice William Fletcher Foundation Grant

2009

Tom Bass Figurative Sculpture Scholarship


2008

NAS Drawing Prize, Winner Waverley Art Prize, Highly Commended

2000

Central St. Martins Scholarship, London

1997

Mosman Youth Art Prize, Winner

1993

Mosman Youth Art Prize, Winner

1992

Willoughby Youth Art Prize, Winner

1991

Mosman Youth Art Prize, Winner


SOPHIE CAPE SLAUGHTERHOUSE ROAD 26 April – 14 May 2017 Opening 6 – 8pm Wednesday 26th April 2017

Sophie Cape Slaughterhouse Road 2017  
Sophie Cape Slaughterhouse Road 2017