Sunday, November 30, 2003

FRONT ROOM FINAL SHOW - Front Room, City Rd, Chippendale - 2003

The end of 2003 saw the final exhibition at Front Room - an extravaganza of work from over 40 artists as well as magazine launches, party and DJ's!

I exhibited 4 cast metal works.  I had cast a number of the patterns that I had been using in my paintings - the ones I exhibited had coloured backgrounds with polished decorative motifs - one each in red, yellow, blue and green.  I failed to take any photos at the time...but Elizabeth Pulie has kindly sent me images from the show.

'Untitled' spray enamel on cast aluminium, 4 pieces, 15cm x 15cm each, 2003

Wednesday, August 6, 2003

SQUARE ONE - Front Room, City Rd, Chippendale - 6th August-23rd August, 2003

Between 2000 and 2003 I did not get to show very much - just the one painting in the Blue Lotus show - and it was becoming slightly discouraging.... Then Elizabeth Pulie and Jay Balbi opened their space called Front Room and invited me to show.
I called the show 'Square One' as that described how I felt about my practice at the time, as well as describing the work that I had begun making - works about squares, returning to first principles... I exhibited a combination of oil paintings, gouaches and works made from paper.

'Blue Painting Prototype' oil on canvas, 51cm x 51cm, 2003

'49 Squared' woven paper on cardboard, 49 pieces, 210cm 210cm overall, 2003 

'1-12 Squares' woven paper on cardboard, 12 pieces, 24cm x 24cm each, 2003