Kristy Gordon investigates currents of time through an expanded drawing practice at the intersection of slowness and velocity. Embodied gestural drawing and cumulative repetitive mark-making processes access liminal spaces traversing memories of nature exploration, sensory experience and temporal flux. Her material practice utilising iPad, iPencil and power tools leans into velocity to reveal how fast materials – and particular ways of working with them – propagate new forms of slow affect. Her work proposes a revision of slow thinking for the contemporary context.
Kristy works on Gadigal and Darkinjung lands off Sydney and the NSW Central Coast. She is a UNSWADA PhD candidate and co-founder of the practice-based Higher Degree Research critique initiative: HDR Studio Crits, which brings together a community of artistic research candidates from UNSW Art and Design, National Art School and Sydney College of the Arts. Kristy has assisted in setting up night public art exhibitions: Randwick NOX (2021) and Broken Hill Desert Equinox (2022), both where she also exhibited ambitious site-specific installation works. She has been a finalist in the Gosford Art Prize (2019), the Tim Olsen Drawing Prize (2022), Hidden Rookwood (2022) and in 2022 she won the prestigious public art prize Eden Unearthed. Kristy exhibits her work in group and solo shows in Sydney and New South Wales, and her work is held in private collections and public institutions, including St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst where it is on permanent display in the entrance hall.