KAREN DAVID
Karen David utilises elements belonging to the stylistic appearance of 'New Age’ aesthetic, to explore notions of sincerity, honesty and mysticism within 1960s counterculture 'Hippie' movement. David fuses short-hand signifiers of this movement (such as the use of tie-dye techniques and placing of crystals) with recognisable motifs from Post Painterly Abstraction (such as Frank Stella’s ‘Quathlamba’ configuration) into a latter-day homage - examining the tension created through these multiple readings and highlighting the exotic quality both of these movements have today.