Please join us for a special closing event to celebrate the exhibition Un-titled: Elizabeth Newman, curated by Tony Oates.
The exhibition will be closed by Eve Sullivan, Arts Writer
This exhibition surveys the work of Melbourne artist Elizabeth Newman. Newman’s body of work, be it collage, installation, text-based, textile or found object, is infused with painterly notions of re-presentation.
Hovering around the edges of signification, embracing affect and the act of becoming, her art pivots around reversals of positive and negative, challenging the limitations of language while paradoxically affirming the plasticity of our systems of understanding.
“For me” Newman says, “art-making is an expression and manifestation of the artist’s subjectivity. It is some Thing of the subject made incarnate.”
“I like to bring ‘the nothing’ into being, for some reason. Making a cut, finding a hole; pointing to a void…” says Newman. “I am not the active agent in the art making. I let the work make itself and show itself to me, and then ‘I’ have a look at it, see what I think about it, and see what it is ‘about’ …”
Elizabeth Newman is represented by Neon Parc, Melbourne and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
Please note that the exhibition program is subject to change due to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding.
Image: David Paterson
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