a female group show // opening reception; friday june 1, 6pm
This exhibition brings together a powerful bunch of female artists in response to the brief 'Subversive'.
CLAIRE FOXTON / KELLY THOMPSON / MARIE LARKIN / LUCY LUCY / KELLIE ORR / LUSID ART / RACHELLE DUSTING / JASMINE ANN DIXON / LISA KING / GEORGE ROSE / OLYMPIA ANTONIADIS / JUSTINE MCALLISTER & MORE
COLOUR / FORM / SPACE' // OPENING SEP 24 - DEC 1
The main thing wrong with painting is that it is a rectangular plane placed flat against a wall. A rectangle is a shape itself: it is obviously the whole shape; it determines and limits arrangement of whatever is on or in it". - Donald Judd
Julia Townsend's new body of work departs from the normal rectangular or squared structure of painting and explores geometric abstraction within a uniquely shaped canvas. There is an overall simplicity, honesty and directness of aesthetic that references many different sources including digital technology and architectural perspective whereby shapes and lines continue and becomes part of the three dimensional architecture it exists in. They contribute to the post - painterly abstraction dialogue and the frontier between painting and sculpture. They question the constraints of the rectangular composition and are minimalist, formalistic, geometric, clean lined and sharp edged in character. Further, the non-representational, abstract nature of the work creates an open form that invites different interpretations from the viewer.
Julia Townsend is an emerging contemporary painter that maintains an artistic practice that is driven by ideas and innovation. Her work seeks to inspire and challenge convention and is a direct response to the contemporary world around her.