What´s On Now
In this exhibition, Madeleine Tuckfield-Carrano, artist and gallery director of Artsite, builds on her established & highly recognisable Folded Light series.
Taken to a new level of visceral intensity, these works draw the observer into light and heat. The primordial scent of volcanic darkness, a first flick of light, the eternally cycling burst of light. Time progresses in textured bands of individual beginnings, journeyings, endings, rhythmically cycling.
"For those who ask how one functions as gallerist/curator and artist, the answer is simply that it definitely helps to be a gregarious recluse and very possibly, cyclically obsesive... It certainly places me in a better position to understand the many forms of angst that artists experience leading up to a solo show. Although the phrases, ‘herding cats’ and ‘nothing like a deadline’ often come to mind...
These works have been finished long before they were actualised on canvas, and... it is infinitely frustrating waiting for paint layers to dry.
However, in resonance with others, it is ultimately cathartic and extremely satisfying to let the work go - in a sense, to be outed."
Artsite Gallery introduces the work of three Artists David Asher Brook, Gary Shinfield and Lynne Sung. Whilst each of these artists have been shown at Artsite in larger group shows, their identifable styles and individual approaches are showcased in this more intimate exhibition.
In my paintings I am aiming to find a synthesis of approaches. I use dots and lines with over-painting to hide the figures or image underneath. I do this to... give a consistency of weight to the work and to create an array of subtle movement in the image. Depending on the direction the dots are coming from, the heaviness, the spacing and idiosyncrasies of the hand, a wide range of gestures (are) made. This consistency of weight from one corner of the canvas to the other, gives attention to the details in all areas of the canvas to create an overall movement and energy....
I have experimented with this approach in various ways... I have been working on three tapestries where... equal attention is given to the whole image... I find painting a real and intense moment where you can notice and feel things that people don't see in the mad rush of this world. It is a challenge to carry the same mystery through to the end of the painting that existed at the beginning of it. David Asher Brook 2017
‘Fire I’ and ‘Fire II’ were made in 2016 during my residency at Compeung in Northern Thailand. These images are based on the idea of fire, a mental construct as practised in meditation. They have been painted using various water based media onto handmade paper acquired from the Supan Papermill in Lempang.
The third work in this exhibition, ‘Enclosure 1L’ is based on the ground plan of an imaginary building. The original plan has been cut into four pieces and reassembled to form this image. It was exhibited as a finalist in the Silk Cut Award. Gary Shinfield 2017
I started as a painter but became frustrated with the flat surface, quickly moving to mixed media works using ink, fabric and paper. I enjoy the sculptural aspects of mixed media and manipulating the materials. Currently, I am working in archival tissue exploiting its sculptural nature to make three dimensional works.
Australian artists John Davis, Fiona Hall and Janet Laurence have been influences... I am attracted to the materiality of works by artists like Antoni Tapies and Louise Bourgeois and the sensitivity of artists like Andy Goldsworthy. Lynne Sung 2017
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