The artworks span across paintings and textiles, figuration and abstraction with many shades and subjects in between, displaying a balanced dialogue of contemporary languages.
The geometric forms in Eva Dixon’s work are pulled from construction, mirroring the appropriated materials the artist uses such as electrical shrink tubing, paracord and recycled wooden pallets. Dixon blurs the lines between painting, sculpture and craft whilst investigating relationships of opacity and transparency.
In her series Absent without Leave, Jo Dennis also recurs to unorthodox materials, namely the tent fabric, both as the physical canvas to paint upon and as a point of departure to think about ideas of shelter, home, belonging, sanctuary and territory.In Johannes Bosisio’s paintings, a closeup on figuration begins to undo the recognizable shapes of reality, opening up the world of sensorial experience and formal ambiguity that characterizes the transition between abstraction and figuration. In a similar fashion work Ruby Dickson’s and Sabrina Shah’s layered and vigorous paintings, where a difficult balance is reached through the use of powerful strokes of colour. We can perceive here an emphasis on the pictorial, material process of the medium starting to take over other considerations.Megan Menzies’ melancholic, rose-tainted works bring back childhood memories of interminable car trips while Konstantinos Argyloglou’s blue colours and ethereal compositions evoke a certain timelessness of summery sadness. Georg Wilson’s surreal scenes depict figures in a world that seems to be going back to a natural state, with vegetation taking a central place in the picture alongside the human body.