Marisa Purcell's Transmission

"When I paint it feels as though the verbal part of my brain goes quiet. It's like the pre-frontal cortex wakes up. What emerges usually surprises me."

The Sydney artist's solo exhibition Transmission is on view at Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane, until April 7, 2018.

Tesselate , 2018, mixed media on linen, 153x137cm

Tesselate, 2018, mixed media on linen, 153x137cm

"The painting unfolds itself as I watch on.  Every action connects like a spider web or a network of fungus linking an entire forest. One thing affects the other.  The system is interdependent and co-dependant. I’ve always been interested in Einstein’s description of how mass affects the space around it. Space curves and every object sits in its own gravitational field, whilst still affecting its surrounds. Everything is a part of a system."

Portal , 2018, mixed media on linen, 183x168 cm

Portal, 2018, mixed media on linen, 183x168 cm

"My ongoing interest in veils, curtains, looms, shields, cosmology and liminal spaces continue to be investigated in these latest paintings.  These paintings attempt to create Realms, other possibilities, alternative zones - beyond realities we so carefully construct for ourselves.  They reveal a space that sits just beyond me, one that can only be seen once the veils are pierced."

Veneer , 2018, mixed media on linen, 183 x 168 cm

Veneer, 2018, mixed media on linen, 183 x 168 cm

"For me, the veil acts as a screen - mimicking the way the brain erects definitive boundaries to construct reality.  The veil, though, in these paintings transformed itself into a curtain - a flimsy liminal device that implies movement.  This movement makes it possible for me to activate the paintings’ surface- changeable depending on the viewing position. Like a mirror, my interest in  reflective pigments allows the painting to exist amongst multiple versions of itself."

Field , 2018, mixed media on linen, 198 x 153 cm

Field, 2018, mixed media on linen, 198 x 153 cm

"The way my paintings dictate themselves are (seemingly) akin to the universal laws of nature.  They are a distillation of the endless possibilities available to me, condensed into one flattened surface. They are cross-sections of time and being. Painting is my way of filtering through the doppler effect of noise -  and sit with the ubiquitous human desire to understand the unfathomable vastness of it all."

A great weekend to view art in Brisbane

Anthea Polson Gallery has a pop-up gallery this weekend at The Woolshed, Teneriffe, in Brisbane. With the Gerhard Richter exhibition at QAGOMA, and Yayoi Kusama opening Saturday, it's a great weekend for Brisbane art viewing. There's also Tim McMonagle at Edwina Corlette Gallery, Adam Lester at Jan Murphy Gallery, and plenty more!

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama

Gerhard Richter,  Ella

Gerhard Richter, Ella

Anthea Polson Woolshed Pop Up Gallery

November 2 - 5, 2017

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  Peter Smets , Convenience    2017, oil on canvas, 75 x 90 cm

 Peter Smets, Convenience 2017, oil on canvas, 75 x 90 cm

OPENING PREVIEW
Thursday 2 November / 4-7pm
Drinks + Platters

OPENING NIGHT - MEET THE ARTISTS
Friday 3 November / 4-8pm
Drinks + Platters

EXHIBITION CONTINUES
Saturday 4 November / 11-5pm
Refreshments served

  Jodie Wells , Gentle Observation - Brown Horse    2017, oil on canvas, 80 x 53 cm

 Jodie Wells, Gentle Observation - Brown Horse 2017, oil on canvas, 80 x 53 cm

  Carolyn V Watson , pluck    2017, pastel primer, ink, willow charcoal and watercolour on linen, 49 x 55 cm

 Carolyn V Watson, pluck 2017, pastel primer, ink, willow charcoal and watercolour on linen, 49 x 55 cm

Tim McMonagle | Exhibition Opening and Artist Talk

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Join us this Saturday, 28 October 2017 for the exhibition opening of Tim McMonagle - Recent Paintings - And In Conversation with curator Hamish Sawyer.

 

TIM McMONAGLE

RECENT PAINTINGS

And In Conversation with curator Hamish Sawyer
at 2.30pm

 

EDWINA CORLETTE GALLERY
555 Brunswick St  New Farm  Q  4005  Australia
+61 7 3358 6555

Exhibition open October 28- November 14.

Born in New Zealand, Tim McMonagle has spent the majority of his life working and studying in Melbourne. He was named a finalist in the 2012 Archibald Prize for his portrait of art collector Michael Buxton, and has twice been amongst the Wynne Prize finalists (2015/16) for his series of tree landscapes. A veteran of over forty solo and group exhibitions, his work is held in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the National Gallery of Victoria, University of Queensland Art Museum, Newcastle Regional Gallery, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Macquarie Bank Art Collection and Artbank.

Sally Anderson Wins Brett Whiteley Scholarship 2017

Sally Anderson has been awarded the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship 2017.

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Anderson wins $40,000 and a three month residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris administered by the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Sally joins fellow Edwina Corlette Gallery artists Lucy O'Doherty (2016), Belem Lett (2010) and Amber Wallis (2008) all of whom are previous recipients of the Award. Anderson's next exhibition at Edwina Corlette Gallery will be held in February 2018.