Deliverance Déliverance (2016)

Review written by Dr Ewen Jarvis, curator of Yering Station Gallery

In Deliverance Melbourne artist Sonya Veronica has created a series of works that give visual expression to unseen states and processes. At once visceral and emotional, and both melancholic and ecstatic by turns, Veronica represents struggle and resolution in lines that course, flow and bifurcate like the lines that furrow the palm of a hand. Her colours bleed thickly from the canvas before dispersing softly through interwoven grids.

A musical rhythm and tempo can also be discerned creating a spirit of dance within the works. Moments of stillness and movement alternate. Golden dappled light fades from Dawn as the viewer passes before the work from the left to right; the multiple layers of Divergence 1 carries the viewer into a purple maelstrom, while the deep indigo of Divergence 2 lets the viewer’s eyes rest in the night.

Dawn (2016) Acrylic on Canvas, 900 x 1200mm – currently at Yering Station Gallery
Deliverance (2016) – Acrylic on Canvas – 1016 x 762 mm – currently at Yering Station Gallery
Rennaisance (2016) – Acrylic on Canvas – 1016 x 762 mm – currently at Yering Station Gallery
Detour 1 (2016) Acrylic on Canvas, 762 x 1016 mm – currently at Yering Station Gallery
Detour 2 (2016) Acrylic on Canvas, 1016 x 762 mm – currently at Yering Station Gallery
Divergent 1 (2015) – Acrylic on Canvas – 1200 x 900 mm – currently at Yering Station Gallery
Divergent 2 (2015) – Acrylic on Canvas – 900 x 1200 mm – currently at Yering Station Gallery
Waltz for Lily (2016) – Acrylic on Canvas – 1200 x 900 mm – currently resides as private collection