‘When You Were Gone’ was exhibited in the group show ‘Secret Garden’ at Dominik Mersch Gallery in 2020. Working with a restricted palette across mediums, Lottie Consalvo paintings are often monumental forms referencing memory, landscape and sacred places. The simple forms, the vastly empty spaces, the high contrast of opposing dark and light and the outcome of an almost impoverished surface see a manifestation of the unknown, the vulnerable, the invisible and the intangible.
Lottie Consalvo is a Melbourne-born, Newcastle-based artist whose practice traverses painting, performance, video and sculpture. Her work explores psychological shifts and ideas surrounding desire, longing and the ungraspable are present within her work. Her paintings create a physical space for imagination, memory and psychological transitions.
A Melbourne-born, Newcastle-based artist, Lottie’s art career crosses abstract paintings, video and performance works. She has held solo shows at Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Casula Powerhouse. She has also been extensively exhibited in regional galleries, most recently in Goulburn, Newcastle, and Lake Macquarie. Notably, she was selected to participate in a residency with Marina Abramovic for the 30th Kaldor Public Art Project in 2015.