- WhenFebruary 14–April 12, 2020
- Opening6pm, February 13, 2020
- CuratorTony Oates
ANU Alumni and Canberra based artist Ham Darroch opened the Drill Hall’s 2020 exhibition program with a dynamic ensemble of colour, geometry and object-based form. In his paintings and object based sculptures Darroch investigates the visual tradition of hard edge abstraction of the 1960’s and 70’s. His works evoke a strong carry over of the enigmatic conceptualism of Marcel Duchamp and he makes wide ranging references to other works of Australian and non-Australian modern and pre-modern artists.
Darroch’s sculptural work re-conceptualises retired everyday objects by over-painting them with two-dimensional coloured geometric configurations. The wall based sculptures co-inhabit a place of remembered functionality and abstract pictorial representation. In the sixth iteration of his recent site-specific, ephemeral wall paintings Darroch uses Uccello’s historic triptych The Battle of San Romano as a compositional scaffold, painting directly onto the western wall of the gallery. Inhabiting the field of the painting his rhythmic geometries create a narrative of tensions between colour, edges and negative space.
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- TitleHam Darroch: Propeller
- SpecsSoftcover, 37 pages, 22.1 x 22.9 cm.
- PublisherPublished 2020 by DHG Publishing.
- DetailsHam Darroch, with text by Katie Dyer, Doro Globus, Terence Maloon and Tony Oates.
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The 2020 program of exhibitions has been generously supported by the ANU Visual Arts Foundation and International Art Services.