Friday, June 28, 2013

ONLY JUST BEGUN - Factory 49, 49 Shepherd St, Marrickville - 29 May-8 June, 2013

'Only Just Begun' was a solo exhibition at Factory 49 of paintings and paper and cardboard works.  All of the works were derived from my paintings of squares and circles that I have been calling 'One & the Same'.  

The painting consisted of 16 panels on which the small square and circle motifs were enlarged and broken up over separate canvas; the paper work did the same thing, but was constructed from cut out coloured pieces of paper, and the cardboard works played with a range of possibilities using shape and colour.

Each work is constructed from a random layering of elements, with the panels being hung in a random (grid) arrangement - each hanging could see the pieces being arranged in a different order, yet the result would probably appear much the same...

From the catalogue -
On the surface it would seem that making paintings that only consist of circles and squares would be very limiting – seen one, you’ve seen them all.  But then you change the colours, change dimensions, play around with materials – the permutations within the boundaries are limitless – we’ve only just begun...

CLICK HERE for a copy of the Catalogue and CLICK HERE for a video of the exhibition.

'One & the Same: Expanded', oil on canvas, 16 panels, 35cm x 35cm each,  2012-13
'One & the Same: Expanded', detail
'One & the Same: Paper', cardboard, paper & pva, 64 pieces, 17cm x 17 cm each, 2012-13

'One & the Same: Cardboard Constructions', cardboard, acrylic paint & pva, 16 pieces, 35cm x 35cm each, 2011-13

'Only Just Begun', installation

Below are separate photos of the 17 'Cardboard Construction' (each 35cm x 35cm) - 16 were hung in a grid in the main space, with one hung on its own in the office project space.


'Only Just Begun', Office Project Space Installation
'Flat Cube', cardboard, acrylic paint and yarn, 105cm x 105cm, 2013

'Flat Cube', detail
'One & the Sample: Sample 1', oil on board, 15cm x 15cm, 2013
'One & the Sample: Sample 2', oil on board, 15cm x 15cm, 2013

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