sue starcken

touching history

26 october - 24 november 2012

Sue Starcken graduated from Edith Cowan University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2001.

She went on to obtain her Honours from there in 2003, a Post Graduate Diploma in 2004 and completed a Masters Degree in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Western Australia in 2008. During these years she wrote essays for publications, lectured, exhibited in seventeen group shows, won three print awards and continued honing her extraordinary printmaking skills.

Touching History is her first solo exhibition, and it is well worth the wait. Starckenís unique etchings have a finely patterned surface, in which fragments of visual elements are layered to create a larger form. She is referencing history and memories and states, "Somewhat like the secret recesses of childhood, history demonstrably informs who and what we are... it is a manifestation of multiple elements, a sum of complex parts... Visual culture is an eminent repository of historical signification, and these works seek to map the fluid development of symbolic language."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sue starcken artwork
scissors, paper, rock, knife - gun I, II, III
unique state etching + graphite on Hahnemuhle paper
2011
$2,200
sue starcken artwork
the ghost of metropolis II
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,400
sue starcken  artwork
the ghost of metropolis III
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,400 sold
sue starcken artwork
touching history I
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,400
sue starcken  artwork
touching history II
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,400 sold
sue starcken artwork
shadows of versailles I
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
57 x 88cm
2012
$1,300
sue starcken artwork
touching history III
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,400
sue starcken artwork
trinomial I
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,200 sold
sue starcken  artwork
trinomial II
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,200 sold
sue starcken  artwork
trinomial III
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,200 sold
sue starcken artwork
shadows of versailles II
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
57 x 88cm
2012
$1,300
sue starcken artwork
sentinel I
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
80 x 57cm
2012
$1,300
sue starcken  artwork
sentinel II
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
80 x 57cm
2012
$1,300
sue starcken artwork
primordium I
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,200 sold
sue starcken  artwork
primordium V
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
82 x 61cm
2012
$1,200
sue starcken artwork
shadows of versailles III
unique state etching on Hahnemuhle paper
57 x 88cm
2012
$1,300