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Dot Paintings: Sara Hartland Rowe + David Clark


Opening reception: 6 PM Friday 17 June

Public hours: Saturday and Sunday 12 – 6 PM or by appointment

 

This two-person painting exhibition looks to the point in Early Modernism at which representation and abstraction parted ways. Clark’s round collage paintings draw from Dadaist collage in which chance encounters result in oblique meaning. Hartland-Rowe’s colour-suffused garden paintings are a search for the holistic flash of perception that happens before individual forms are recognised.

 

Both artists are interested in the viewer's perceptual experience. Clark's playful, language-based paintings ask the viewer to search for meaning within layered images and objects. Hartland-Rowe's work seeks to side-step language, intentionally breaking down the act of naming that tempers visual perception.