Curated by Laura Skerlj
January 29th, 2016 – February 20th, 2016
Strange Neighbour is excited to present ‘Elastic Field’ curated by Laura Skerlj as our first exhibition for 2016!
This exhibition presents an approach to contemporary painting where form, narrative, gesture, material and subject matter are combined using aggregational methodologies. Painting’s frame becomes a responsive and open structure—a stretchy space—where pictorial elements come together in energetic formation. Here, parameters established by a single line or grid are determined and disrupted. On other occasions, the frontier between abstraction and representation collapses. Collage meshes references to conflate high and low cues. Materials are stitched, mixed, built-up and bothered. Intuition becomes logic, labour rises up and agency evolves. In these various ways, the frame is agitated to invigorate painting from the inside out, conjuring a space that can reflect on both the dizziness of contemporary culture and the intimate experiences of making and looking.
Viv Miller, courtesy of Neon Parc, Melbourne. Samson Martin courtesy of Tristian Koenig.
To download the exhibition catalogue please click here.