ANNA GORE (SA) - SLIME TIME
Opening - 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 2nd March
Artist Talks - 6:00pm
Running - 3rd March 2016 - 19 March 2016
Slime Time focuses on the visceral experience inherent in shaping, developing, and interpreting the slimy matter of painting.This work comes out of an ongoing interest in the continuing and ever-expanding role of abstract painting in contemporary art, and its potential to reflect or express qualities of inner experience. Specifically, Slime Time explores the power of both painting and abstraction to accommodate the entangled, vague and subtle internal sensations that continually shift, merge and overlap within each of us. Through the accumulation of tendencies in abstract art discourse, ‘the woven web of abstraction is now so dense that … it can snare and cradle vanishingly subtle, evanescent, and slender forms of life and meaning’ [K. Varnedoe, Pictures of Nothing: abstract art since Pollock (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2006) p 41]. Slime Time also focuses on the potential for communicating felt experience within the cumulative vocabulary of painting - its immediacy, its ordinariness and its reputation for swallowing the tendencies and vocabularies of other art practices.