Two-Thirds Abstract

By Alex Karaconji, Shannon Smith, Laura Sutton
EXHIBITION  RUNS
   
December
   
7
 -  
December
   
18
Two-Thirds Abstract is an interdisciplinary exhibition that explores the symbiotic relationship between abstraction and representation. 

INFORMATION

Two-Thirds Abstract is an interdisciplinary exhibition that explores the symbiotic relationship between abstraction and representation. Although the exhibition’s title serves as a convenient summary of who is and who isn’t working with abstraction, it also points to a broader artistic concern: whether the work purports to be abstract or representational, it will always contain traces of both. Two-Thirds Abstract is an exhibition that explores the unavoidably hybrid nature of abstract and representational. The exhibited artworks span from subjective reality to geometric abstraction, to a subtle synthesis of both. Amongst the exhibited work is a shared enthusiasm for materiality and craftsmanship. Through the artists’ thoughtful manipulation of colour, line and mass, their works seek to reveal a distilled and distinguished response to the physical world as well as an inner artistic one. Two-Thirds Abstract presents a moment in the artists’ personal journey with their medium and subject matter.

Two-Thirds Abstract is an interdisciplinary exhibition that explores the symbiotic relationship between abstraction and representation. Although the exhibition’s title serves as a convenient summary of who is and who isn’t working with abstraction, it also points to a broader artistic concern: whether the work purports to be abstract or representational, it will always contain traces of both. Two-Thirds Abstract is an exhibition that explores the unavoidably hybrid nature of abstract and representational. The exhibited artworks span from subjective reality to geometric abstraction, to a subtle synthesis of both. Amongst the exhibited work is a shared enthusiasm for materiality and craftsmanship. Through the artists’ thoughtful manipulation of colour, line and mass, their works seek to reveal a distilled and distinguished response to the physical world as well as an inner artistic one. Two-Thirds Abstract presents a moment in the artists’ personal journey with their medium and subject matter.

FEATURED  WORKS

Alex Karaconji, Shadow on concrete wall, 2017 oil paint on canvas 41 x 41 cm

Shannon Smith, Soft sea, 2017 soapstone 17 x 32 x 22 cm

Installation View

Laura Sutton, Truncated I, 2017, acrylic polymethyl methacrylate, 20 x 10 x 40 cm

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