23 August - 9 September 2012
Opening 6pm Thursday 23 August
Image: Fudge (detail), 2012, oil on canvas, 225cm x 195cm
Untitled Fun Paul Williams
Paul Williams has created a new series of paintings that explore abstraction and repetition by combining domestic motifs, distorted and silhouetted floating forms and vivid colour. This latest series of paintings sees the artist continuing his exploration of free-form painting through layering, erasure, ruination and revivification resulting in compositions largely created by chance.
In 2007 Williams received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with first class Honours and the University Medal and in 2011 received a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts. He was the recipient of the Art on Paper 2009 Friends of Hazelhurst Award at Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery, received a residency at the Cité Internationale des Art in Paris in 2010. Williams’ solo exhibitions include: Wanderings Bathurst Regional Gallery, The Biz Ray Hughes Gallery, Junk Piles and Dirty Styles Kudos Gallery and Confetti Solution Firstdraft Gallery. Recent group shows include: 2020 Damien Minton Annex Space, Go-Figure Sheffer Gallery, Second Nature The Papermill, Southerly Buster Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery and a forthcoming show Gap Year at Artspace. Paul is a Co-Director at Firstdraft Gallery.
MOP Projects is assisted by the NSW Government through Arts NSW
Image: Belem Lett, 48º84’85”N 2º32’76”E, 2012 Mixed media on paper, 38 x 28cm
everywhere for going Belem Lett
Belem Lett’s work explores contemporary notions of the landscape, space and memory through an experimentally based practice between drawing, painting and sculpture. His current work was produced in reaction to both the disorientating and familiar aspects of foreign space, experienced during extended periods of travel in Europe during 2011 - 2012 . This constant reorientation required within unfamiliar environments, extended his interest in how we perceive and navigate physical space. As a reaction to unfamiliar terrain various forms of data collection became the catalyst for visualising intangible, perceptual aspects of topographical environments through abstraction.
Belem Lett is a Sydney based artist currently completing his Masters of Fine Art at COFA on an APA scholarship. Receiving his BFA with first class honours in 2008, he has exhibited in various Artist Run Initiatives and commercial spaces within Sydney and Paris. He was a two-time finalist for the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship before winning in the award in 2010, for which he undertook a residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris, in 2011