13 October - 17 December 2011
Curator: Rosemary Forde
Spanning art practice from c.1950 to 2011, Black elastic, two umbrellas, a mint leaf and wheels demonstrates artists’ ongoing experiments in medium and meaning.
Works by Elizabeth Gower, Paul Saint and James Deutsher, among others, reflect historical and contemporary shifts towards the unmonumental in sculpture. These are exhibited in context with works demonstrating the persistence of abstraction in Australian art, including works by Paul Partos, Diena Georgetti and Matt Hinkley, as well as a comprehensive suite of collage works on paper by John Nixon.
Incorporating elements of decoration and design, and dynamics of scale, the exhibition displays an interest in a domestication of modernism. Black elastic, two umbrellas, a mint leaf and wheels encourages conversations regarding form and mode between and across media.
Black elastic, two umbrellas, a mint leaf and wheels.