Christian Thompson: Ritual Intimacy installation view, Griffith University Art Museum 2017 Photography: Carl Warner
Elizabeth Newman: Is that a ‘No’?
8 September - 21 November 2020
Elizabeth Newman: Is that a ‘No'? surveys 30 years of the career of Australian artist Elizabeth Newman.
Formal structures in the work of Melbourne-based artist Elizabeth Newman (b.1962) resonate and repeat. Newman's paintings, cut-fabric pieces, collages, sculptures and constructions engage with voids and frames, offering encounters between words and wordlessness. This selection spans 30 years, from 1989-2019, and focuses on the way in which negations, disavowals, excisions and certain articulations of space can function throughout art as a type of existential thinking. Newman's creative and linguistic acts include a questioning attitude to art, as well as to the unconscious, which is unruly, which manifests, and finds meaning and likewise a lack of meaning.
Last updated 11.30 am 17 April 2020
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