Artists: Irene Ferguson /James Riches / Shannon Mary / Matthew Watts / Ted Mckinlay / Dylan Vella / Travis Vella / Seb Ingram / Abbey Rich / Luisa Cavalieri / Savina Hopkins / Simon Deere / Zennie McLoughlin /Lin Tobias / Alexandra Thornton
Neon Parlour presents the group show Paper running 22nd August - 2nd September. This exhibition displays the work of 14 Melbourne artists, linked together by the medium of paper in a sample of its many incarnations to gently remind us of its timeless relevance to art practice.
As long as time has presented the ability for mark making to exist there has been a need for the ease of transporting its communication. As humanity finds almost any surface to make its marks on, it is paper that proves one of the most productive and seductive mediums. In all its permutations, paper has the range to stand up as the beginning for creative endeavours in almost all forms. Whether it be an architect, poet, composer or artisan, it is paper that the artist has reached for. Paper offers much to the dichotomous relationships of art, from simplicity and complexity to man and nature.
Paper holds an integral role in shifting art practices for time past, present and future.
As technologies rapid developments and increasingly intelligent tools of assistance become dominant parts of art practice, Neon Parlour pays tribute to this age old base.
EXHIBITION: 22 August - 2 September 2018
OPENING NIGHT: Fri 24 August 2018
@ireneferg / @jriches1 / Shannon Mary Art / Ted Mckinlay / @travisvellathepainter / @_clone_nt_ / @abbey_rich / @myki.declined / @savinahopkins / @simondeereart / @ze.n1e / @lin_tobias
Irene Ferguson, Lisa 2, 2014, ink on paper, 841mm x 1189.
Simon Deere, Araucaria.
Abbey Abbey Rich, My Spine Curved, my Mind Wandered.