G.W. Bot at Billy Reid, NYC

19 March 2022 New York

'Over decades I have been trying to understand the 'languages' of the nature around me.  From a multitude of sketches I have delineated a language of the Australian bush that I have called 'Glyphs'.  

This Spring, the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery presents an exhibition of 'Glyphs' by Australian artist and print maker, G.W. Bot, at the NoHo New York store of award-winning American clothing designer, Billy Reid. 

 

Across her work the Canberra-based G.W. Bot has developed her own pictorial language of signs and 'Glyphs' to capture - and communicate - the essence of the ever-shifting Australian environment, with all its extremes of fire and flood, drought and florescence. 

 

Exclusive to the Billy Red exhibition G.W. Bot has create a new work Glyphs - Tree of Life.  Bot's work is defined by its recurring motifs including the Tree of Life.  In this piece colour is used sparingly and the viewer's attention is drawn to the central black glyph, the tree.  About this piece Bot states, 'as in life, there are no real answers, only questions that each individual viewer is called upon to resolve.'

 

A connection to nature and creation lies at the heart of Bot's work. It also forms the crux of Billy Reid's ethos.  From his studio in Florence, Alabama Reid's designs reflect his fundamental values of sustainability, craftsmanship and quality.

 

G.W. Bot has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. She has had over 50 solo exhibitions, including shows in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, London, Paris, New York and Los Angeles. G.W. Bot has participated in over 200 group and invitational exhibitions. She is the recipient of numerous commissions and has been awarded residencies in Europe, Asia and Australia. Her work is held in many galleries nationally and internationally, among them the National Gallery of Australia, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

  

The exhibition continues the Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery's longstanding presence in New York, in addition to its London gallery and new Miami site.