Kristy Gordon lives between bush and sea on the NSW Central Coast. Interested in the liminal space between seeing and being, she records her sensory responses to the landscape as a means of slowing down, balancing her otherwise fast contemporary reality.
In painting, drawing and sculpture, her practice is based on the experiences of being in natural places and the phenomenological opportunities of drawing from these sensory experiences. Her studio work explores the use of repetitive mark-making as generative of both heightened physical perception, and intimate focus and meditation.
A balance between abstraction and representation, the key considerations of her work are: slow making, repetition, the contemporary landscape; place; liminal space; balance.
A graduating Master of Art student at UNSW Art and Design, her practice-based research interrogates the connection between repetitive processes, slowness (slow art) and the potential for achieving resonance in the world today. As such, she describes her practice as slow making.
Kristy has been a finalist in the Little Things Art Prize 2019 and Gosford Art Prize 2020. She has exhibited in numerous group shows in Australia and her first solo exhibition took place in 2020. Her work is held in private collections within Australia.