Artist Collaboratory @ Hunter Valley Mercure
The Artist Collaboratory is an installation of art works and artist-in-residence program through the Mercure Hunter Valley featuring the work of Annemarie Murland, Kiera O’Toole, Andy Devine and myself.
Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens is located in the Hunter Valley wine country in NSW Australia, within the grounds of the Hunter Valley Gardens.
2090 Broke Rd Pokolbin NSW 2320
Telephone: +61 2 4998 2000
These selected works from Visual Contranym: Cave/Mound Series extend an ongoing investigation into the repeated symbolic image,and the abstract gestural mark.
Inspired by an instance of slippage between the analogue and digital, these works navigate multiple binary oppositions shared by art and design. These binaries are translated through the material experience of mark-making and printmaking as both subject matter and methodology. Thematically, the generative potential of difference and repetition is manifested in the cave/mound shapes appearing throughout the work. These symbolic forms provide a recurring visual motif – a visual contranym – in the shape of an image embodying contrasting simultaneous interpretations – the cave and the mound – an inner and outer space delineated by the repeated symbolic abstracted form
Visual Contranym: Cave/Mound Series 2012 – 2013
collagraphs, monotypes and digital prints on paper with hand colouring and silver foil
33 x 46 cm (image size)