Temporality, 2003

Christine Abrahams Gallery
27 Gipps St, Richmond
Melbourne VIC 3121

With Sarah Tomasetti’s, Temporality, she turned directly to the landscape and created a body of large framed frescos referencing Milford Sound in New Zealand, where she had gone on a personal holiday. Those paintings were an exuberance of Romantic Attitude: the landscape as beauty and truth. Bravely and brazenly, Tomasetti offered them up in the 21st century, with all the problematic baggage such historical poetics hold. She carried that weight with purpose; to paint nature now, after its centuries of cultural definitions, was a challenge to her as an artist.

- Heather Ellyard