12th July – 27th July
An Imperfect Studio
An Imperfect Studio expands upon my interest in how we make meaning through creation and aesthetic experience.
In this show I have looked at my new studio in Northcote, with its cheap IKEA furniture, built-in cupboard, blue plastic tarpaulin carpet protector and its single window with a view to a neglected hedge. I have used subjects from my studio, combined with images from a few art history books that I have kept after my recent move.
From these banal resources I was able to extract a kind of personal story. Painting, then, can be a way of synthesising experience – to be a kind of extension of the body. (This is in notable contrast with the smartphone which can be a way of outsourcing experience – a kind of prosthetic extension of the eye).