Beyond the field

Exhibitions Oct 07, 2010 No Comments

Recent paintings by Maria Gorton, Matthew Allen and Marisa Purcell

12 -24 October 2010, 10am-5pm daily
Bondi Pavilion Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach
Official opening: Wednesday 13 October 2010, 6–8pm.

Visitors to this exhibition will be entranced by large abstract and minimal paintings that engage the viewer both on an emotional and physical level. Intense colours sit alongside the deepest shades and seem to suspend time allowing the viewer to move quietly into a suspended reality.

Maria Gorton, Matthew Allen and Marisa Purcell first met at Sydney College of the Arts in 2006 when undergoing their Masters of Visual Arts under the supervision of Lindy Lee. The artists shared a fascination with colour field painting, the sublime and the philosophy of non duality. Their paintings unite in this exhibition through an exploration of colour and space, light and dark, memory and time.

Maria Gorton, Matthew Allen and Marisa Purcell’s common language is the unknown. As a musician plucks sounds from the ether and a writer groups words from an endless pool – these painters layer colour and form from an infinite field of connections. Rarely predetermined, the paintings culminate in paintings that trace the process of discovery itself.

Image Marisa Purcell, anicca , Oil on Linen, 152 x 137 cm, 2010

For more information contact Elizabeth Reidy on 8362 3401 Elizabethre[at]

Andrew Frost

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