‘Dunkel und Hell’ is German for ‘Dark and Light’.
It represents the layers that make Nina Keri’s paintings, physically and emotionally – the stories they depict are from her Grandmother’s life in the Ukraine and Austria during the Second World War. Nina re-tells the stories which are full of eternal light and dark. Some are from direct accounts. Others come from what she describes as “an ancestral psyche that continues to lead me back to her [Grandmother’s) world”.
“Through my eyes, animals – many from my Grandmother’s childhood – have become part human, and humans have become part animal. They traverse the world of memory, post-memory and family mythology. They help me understand the events that have affected my maternal family history”
– Nina Keri
Friday 21 – Monday 31 August 2015
10:00am – 4:00pm daily
OFFICIAL OPENING: Friday 21 August 2015 @ 6:00pm
Exhibition to be opened by Kylie Eastley
Image Credits: Nina Keri, Olga… yes, she immigrated to Kan-a-da and Russian Play. Photographed by Galina Romalis