Painting on top of itself 2015-2020: five exhibitions discussing contemporary painting curated by Tarn McLean

McLean, Tarn ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4885-4078 and Jenkins, Kyle (2020) Painting on top of itself 2015-2020: five exhibitions discussing contemporary painting curated by Tarn McLean. Loophole Press, Toowoomba, Australia. ISBN 978-0-646-82954-8


Abstract

This was a series of five exhibitions discussing movements in contemporary painting involving thirteen national and international artists. The five exhibitions were separated into themes of Painting as Palimpsest, The Agreeable Surface, The Painting Word, Painting in a Visually Saturated Culture and Paintings Renewal. Collectively the exhibitions and participating artists and published book, debate and explore the evolution and development of Contemporary, Reductive and Non-Objective Painting in the second decade of the 21st Century. The book and artists involved have continued to work outside the parameters of popular art movements, consistently investigating conceptual intentions associated with the autonomous qualities of painting such as geometry, surface, pigment, line and form. The DIY nature of their working outcomes encourages a constructive aesthetic as well as an inclusive nature towards an ongoing historical dialogue. The artists included in the shows make works that sit both within and beyond the traditional picture frame and this considered extension is pursued in the nature of their continued dialogue with each other: regardless of nationality or culture there is a conceptual and academic salute to the Reductive and Non Objective practitioner, within both the individual and the genre as a working whole.

Contributing essay: Dr Kyle Jenkins.
Contributing artists: Olivier Mosset, Peter Holm, Kyle Jenkins, Gilbert Hsiao, John Aslanidis, Brad Buckley, Rose Nolan, Lars Breuer, Michael Zahn, David Thomas, Tarn McLean, Jan Van der Ploeg and Thorgej Steen-Hansen.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright Loophole Press 2020.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Creative Arts (1 Mar 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2021 04:48
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 21:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: fine art, contemporary painting, art, non-objective painting, installation, text, digital art, wall painting, contemporary art, monochrome painting
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1999 Other Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 199999 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1901 Art Theory and Criticism > 190102 Art History
19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1905 Visual Arts and Crafts > 190502 Fine Arts (incl. Sculpture and Painting)
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3606 Visual arts > 360602 Fine arts
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1301 Arts > 130103 The creative arts
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/43858

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