Artist Peter Maloney in Conversation with Curators Terence Maloon & Tony Oates
Dates & times
Wed 18 April 2018, 1pm–2pm
Drill Hall Gallery
Image: Peter Maloney, untitled (detail ) mixed media on paper. Courtesy the artist and Utopia, Art Sydney.
Join the conversation at 12 noon Wednesday 18 April as Peter Maloney, Terence Maloon and Tony Oates discuss the artist’s work and practice.
I have been working with linear abstractions for the last 2 decades.
My initial gestural abstractions referred to cursive handwriting, often signalling imagined conversations with recently departed souls.
These seemingly spontaneous and expressive works eventually gave way to more structured compositions using templates constructed with the help of photocopiers. For some years the paintings’ palettes were restricted to black & white until I began working with highly – keyed colour and texts on paper. The texts in these works carried the conversations present in the former more gestural works. This dialogue related to issues present in my own experience of the world; sometimes personal & private and other times social & political.
Peter Maloney 2018