Expanded Canvas

From Sat 23 April 2022
Until Sat 2 July 2022
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
04/23/2022 10:00 am 07/02/2022 4:00 pm Expanded Canvas ‘Expanded Canvas’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery exploring the dynamic and innovative nature of contemporary painting. The traditional grid and two-dimensional picture planes are replaced by modern surfaces, including drop sheets, sign vinyl, virtual space, and the gallery wall itself. Colour spills, splatters, pools and stretches 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 three-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. Featuring: David Harley, Lara Merrett, Judy Millar, Tom Polo, Bundit Puangthong and Huseyin Sami. Image: Lara Merrett, ‘Time after time (compendium of gestures)’, 2017, acrylic on canvas, dimensions variable. Installation view, 'Superposition of three types', 2017, curated by Talia Linz and Alexie Glass-Kantor, Artspace, Sydney. Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf. Photography by Jek Maurer. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

‘Expanded Canvas’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery exploring the dynamic and innovative nature of contemporary painting.

The traditional grid and two-dimensional picture planes are replaced by modern surfaces, including drop sheets, sign vinyl, virtual space, and the gallery wall itself. Colour spills, splatters, pools and stretches 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 three-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.

Featuring: David Harley, Lara Merrett, Judy Millar, Tom Polo, Bundit Puangthong and Huseyin Sami.

Image: Lara Merrett, ‘Time after time (compendium of gestures)’, 2017, acrylic on canvas, dimensions variable. Installation view, 'Superposition of three types', 2017, curated by Talia Linz and Alexie Glass-Kantor, Artspace, Sydney. Image courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf. Photography by Jek Maurer.
Category
Visual Arts