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HOT SPOTS


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RANNA'S BIO &
EXHIBITIONS

 


The following is an excerpt from the catalogue for the exhibition of Hot Spot(s) at Gallery 482, Brisbane, Australia.

ALMOST 40 YEARS IN ART

In early 1973, knowing that art was what she would be doing with her life, Ranna boarded a train for the 18 hour journey from Cairns to Brisbane (Australia), with twenty dollars in her pocket and the determination to take up the scholarship she had earned to undertake art studies. Against her father's dire disapproval and in a city she had never visited, she began her studies at the nascent Queensland College of Art, then housed in buildings at the former QIT at the end of George Street. From these beginnings, Ranna has achieved several "firsts" and exhibited in Australia, Japan, Europe, and the U.S.A.

HOT SPOTS - ARTIST'S STATEMENT

HOT SPOTS

Bush fires
Wild fires
Wars
Nuclear contaminated zones
Nuclear test sites
The latest "in" night club
The latest "in" travel destination
Hot places
DESERTS

Regardless of what humans do to each other - and Earth - down on the ground, viewed from 1 kilometre above, our world is strangely serene and unimaginably beautiful. (© Ranna®.)

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COLOUR CODE and SHIMMER

CODE: The works (#3 - #15) are inspired by NASA'S MODIS satellite images (with permissions) according to the following colour code:

1. peach and honey coloured works are of Mesopotamia;
2. the stronger yellow and brown ones by images of the American South West (# 16, #17, #21);
3. the reddish ones by images of Central Australia (#18 - #20, #22).

All three regions are desert lands that share intense heat, fires, nuclear contamination, war, and inexpressible beauty.

SHIMMER: The Hots Spots works push the artist's signature shimmer technique even further, blurring the difference between painterly effects, texture, and surface radiance resulting from light's response to fine refractive material on the surface of the work.

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ARTIST'S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The "Hot Spots" works are inspired by satellite images courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center, referred to with permission.

Thanks also go to Margaret O'sullivan for encouraging me to float "out there" to find my next images. This became possible when a brief acquaintance fortuitously emailed me a hyperlink to MODIS images of Mesopotamia - the "missing link" for me in trying to bring these images into being.

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ARTIST'S DEDICATION

This exhibition is dedicated to my husband, Shayne Lachlan.

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Hot Spots is presented at Gallery 482 by Ranna® Arts Incorporated (LLC).

Hot Spots was also exhibited at the Embassy of Australia, Washingon D.C., USA.

ENLARGEMENTS

 

REVIEWER: Ranna's art "...explores the profound while serving as a portal to beauty."
(Kennelly, E., re Island, Continent exhibition by Ranna®, Washington DC.
The author writes for Art & Antiques, Art & Auction, ARTnews.)




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