04.06.03 - 22.06.03


 

serena mclauchlin + emily mabee

     
 

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The Church Gallery is very pleased to present an exhibition of new work by emerging artists Emily Mabee and Serena McLauchlan. Both are recent honours graduates from Edith Cowan University and have also shared a studio residency at PICA. Their work is linked by an interest in the physical process of creating paintings. They both use very unusual techniques that have resulted in an extraordinary exhibition.

Serena works by pouring thin layers of coloured wax onto her boards, resulting in luminous panels that both reveal and obscure the workings of the previous layers.

Serena stated that,
The process in my work explores the area between painterly visual logic and the arbitrary nature of the painting process. Translucent encaustic layers are poured onto the surface to effect previous layers of paint and colour. They conceal/reveal scraped back areas of working, or burn the paint into another wet layer. Each decision is based on visual logic, formal concerns and an aim to create paintings which push the possibilities of the painting process.

The scale of these works invites the viewer to look closely at the paintings individual construction history, however when viewed in sequence, added structures and readings occur.


Serena also noted that the monochromic “nature of these paintings may have specific references to colour as object, or evoke general memory/sensory experiences of place, taste or smell.” This can also be said of Emily’s paintings. In one series of works she carves tendrils of paint out from the surface of her multi-layered, monochromatic paintings, creating extraordinary effects. ‘Delicious’, is a word that springs to mind when viewing the translucent, red streamers of paint that gently fall like a fringe from one work. In another, an orange cluster of spaghetti-like paint oozes from the centre of the painting, revealing the yellow foundation coats of paint beneath like a sunburst.

In a second series of small artworks Emily literally weaves thin strands of paint to create abstract patterns of crosses and stars within the work. These works cross the boundaries of traditional painting and begin to enter the realm of textiles.

Emily stated that,
I am investigating the plastic properties of acrylic paint. Exploring the medium’s unique strength, flexibility, transparency and luminosity. My three dimensional works explore the relationship between the painting and the gallery space containing it. I’m highlighting the control of gravity and light over the materiality of the work.

 

*prices valid 2003

 
serena mclauchlan
plum

oil/wax/ board
36 x 36cm
2003
$400
SOLD
emily mabee
cross #4
woven acrylic paint
25 x 25cm
2003
$300 SOLD
serena mclauchlan
ashen

oil/wax/ board
36 x 36cm
2003
$400
emily mabee
honey

carved acrylic on board
41 x 71cm
2003
$900
serena mclauchlan
shell

oil/wax/ board
36 x 36cm
2003
$400
emily mabee
sweet

carved acrylic on board
77 x 77cm
2003
$1000
 
 
serena mclauchlan
orange

oil/wax/ board
36 x 36cm
2003
$400
SOLD
emily mabee
star
woven acrylic paint
20 x 20cm
2003
$250
SOLD
 
 
serena mclauchlan
hush

oil/wax/ board
13 x 13cm
2003
$150
emily mabee
strip
carved acrylic on board
19 x 50cm
2003
$350
SOLD
 

This page is an archived record of this exhibition. Prices are valid for the year of exhibition only.

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