11 September–11 October 2007
Switchback Gallery, Gippsland Centre for Art and Design
Curator and text: Kirrily Hammond
Angela Brennan, Stephen Bush, Mira Gojak, Lizzie Hall, Gabriella Mangano and Silvana Mangano, Linda Marrinon, Tim McMonagle, John Nixon, Adam Pyett, Neil Roberts, Madonna Staunton, Michael Taylor, Aida Tomescu.
Whether it is the meandering line of a pen, a drip of oil paint, a deeply etched mark, or a performative bodily gesture, materials offer traces of the creative process and evidence of an artist’s thoughts, explorations and struggles. Such traces can imbue an object with a richness and honesty, allowing the viewer an insight into the act of making. In bringing together works that are representative of a wide range of media and stylistic concerns, this exhibition explores ways in which artists have revelled in the materiality of their chosen mediums. Featuring the work of Tim McMonagle, Aida Tomescu, John Nixon, Stephen Bush and Adam Pyett among others, this exhibition explores the way in which process and materials can be central to the purpose and meaning of an artwork.