University Art Gallery
Abstraction An exhibition of artworks from the University Art Collection
Screen print on paper, 23/40 ed.
Etching on paper (two coloured plates in 5 panels)
Random Elements No. 4
Etching, black ink, graphite ink, hundreds and thousands
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Seria Unu III
Lift-ground aquatint, printed in black from 4 steel plates, 1/12 ed.
Exhibition photo 1
Exhibition photo 2
Exhibition photo 4
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- 5 Jun - 4 Sep 2017
“It is the characteristic of most modes of abstraction in some degree or other that they abandon or subordinate the traditional function of art to portray perceptible reality and emphasize its function to create new reality for perception.” The Oxford Companion to Art
Abstraction in art, is discussed in two distinct ways; it refers to certain works of art being abstract and so non-figurative, creating compositions which may exist with a degree of independence from visual references in the world; or it refers to the process whereby certain aspects of subjects or motifs are emphasized in works, at the expense of others, usually involving the reduction of natural appearances to simplified forms.
This exhibition focuses upon artist’s within the University’s art collection, utilizing the mediums of painting and print-making, who have developed their own form of abstraction.
Artists featured include; John Firth-Smith, Anita Kelly, Ellen Malanos, Aida Tomescu and James Turner.
Curated by Monica McMahon (Western Sydney University Art Curator)