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The works were presented in 'Paint' 2018 curated by Paul Snell, an exhibition that featured contemporary artists who paint, or whose works can be understood to sit within a trajectory of contemporary painting. The works make a gesture to painterly abstraction however challenge the notion that abstraction is primarily concerned with formalist relationships between colour and shape. The aim of the works was to connect abstraction with strategies of conceptual art through the use of mundane materials including tape, office stationery and collage, and the extension of imagery from behind and onto the glass and surrounding edges of the manufactured picture frame. Through these strategies the work aimed to re-position abstract art spatially and conceptually within the same space of the viewer, as well as to demystify non-figurative imagery by connecting it to the everyday through the replacement of paint with familiar materials evocative of everyday, lived experience.
Publication titleCurated by Paul Snell
Department/SchoolSchool of Creative Arts and Media
Event VenueLaunceston, Tasmania