by Abby Cunnane
Concave Iridescence, Georgie Hill’s most recent exhibition at Visions in Auckland, was titled for the intense, iris-saturating pigment of her new works. These watercolours (and one lithograph) bear a relationship to the eye itself, seeming to involve layers of connec- tive tissue and muscle, pigment and light. Concave Iridescence also refers to geometry, different forms of which have been present in Hill’s work for a long time. Arguably the best descriptor for this practice – both formally and metaphorically – is prismatic. The new work is arresting; it extends expectations of the watercolour medium and reflects a vivid relationship between literary and visual.