- I was introduced to Ildiko Kovacs by Glenn Barkley, subtly suited in gentle stripes. We met at the Wollongong Gallery at the Almanac exhibition. Later I was again introduced by John McDonald on a Saturday Morning, this time she was wearing Serpentine in blues and greens and was striking. Since then I shared her with Jane and then with Carla, she revealed it all to us. Her amorous beginnings in paint -fierce and energetic gave way to light and space and line.
Ildiko Kovac’s “Down the Line 1980-2010” is a remarkable exhibition. Her work has been privately savoured and I felt priveleged to be taken into her world of paint. The catalogue by Daniel Mudie Cunningham is just as tactile -canvas bound with a Kovac line in white where you can sensuously trace your finger Down the Line. A beautiful introduction.