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2016 Memory & Symbol: 20 Year Survey

EXHIBITION: 20 year Survey Exhibition, Newcastle Art Gallery
2016

Borgelt’s lexicon is a plethora of materials, symbols and motifs that speak a secret code: a literal and metaphorical portal to another world and consciousness. They evoke primordial notions of human evolution from a cellular level and more grandiose notions of the expansion of the universe into the realms of cosmology.

Her works of art are illusive and hypnotic through the play on refraction, light, pattern and the optical. An almost cosmological collision of particles on canvas or in sculptural form – Borgelt’s works draw the viewer into the frame.

Borgelt’s works of art brim with conscious and unconscious references to symbology and nature. Memory and Symbol is an exhibition that pays homage to one of Australia’s most evocative and enduring contemporary artists.

Extract from Catalogue Essay by Sarah Johnson, Curator – Newcastle Art Gallery