On display at Trocadero Art Space from 15 May - 01 June 2019 Repoussoir is inspired by drapery used as a compositional element in classical painting, to lead the eye or add drama; the framing has now become the subject. Explored in rich detail and lush colour, the tension of the suspended object leaves no room for narrative outside the title. Instead, the viewer is left wanting for the tale to unfold.

©2024 Caroline Esbenshade





I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the country on which I live and work and their connections to the land. I pay my respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Indigenous peoples today.