In the exhibition Expanded Canvas, traditional grid and 2-dimensional picture planes are replaced by modern surfaces including drop sheets, sign vinyl, virtual space and the gallery wall.
Colours spill, splatter, pool and stretch through the gallery space in artworks that challenge possibilities of scale, form, colour and gesture. Pigment and brushwork are combined with elements from design, sculpture, animation and textiles to create vibrant and unexpected 3-dimensional, virtual and ephemeral artworks.
‘Expanded Canvas’ showcases the ideas and aesthetics that characterise painting practice today, including artworks that reveal the continually evolving nature of the medium when fused with other disciplines and materials.
As part of the exhibition, the gallery is offering a diverse selection of public programs, including:
- an exhibition tour on Wednesday 19 May
- a painting workshop and artist talk on Sunday 5 June
- a screening of Tim’s Vermeer on Wednesday 15 June
- an online described exhibition tour for art-lovers who are blind or low-vision, on Saturday 25 June.
You can book into these programs by following the links above.
‘Expanded Canvas’ features David Harley, Lara Merrett, Judy Millar, Tom Polo, Bundit Puangthong and Huseyin Sami and is showing at Town Hall Gallery until Saturday 2 July 2022.
Image: Installation view, ‘Expanded Canvas’, Town Hall Gallery, 2022. ‘Time after time (compendium of gestures)’ by Laura Merrett is pictured. Photography by ImagePlay.