Kerri Oldham’s sculpture and watercolour art are fantastically intriguing. Each highlight the artist’s fascination with manipulating colour, shape and texture of a piece, and exaggerating human and whimsical forms to create capricious works. Oldham’s watercolour pieces, for example, feel mythological and medieval in scope; combining the human body with features of a bird or social markers on the body rather than expressing any sort of emotional placement on the face.
Oldham’s sculpture is indeed quite a bit more peculiar to place. Though the colour and shape manipulation is the pieces are obvious, the mixed media feature of them seemingly highlights their different. This difference does not falter the actual perception of the piece because it in facts does the opposite: the sculpture just seems to go in a way that purely obvious connection can never really establish.
By: Sarah MacDonald