Black and White - Arlon Hall
Opening - 6:00 PM - Wednesday, 1st of October
Artist Talk - 5:30 PM
Running - 1 Oct 2014 - 18 Oct 2014
Black and White explores the notion of limitation and the creative possibilities that arise from restriction. Produced with posca pens, the small scale paintings are an extension of Hall's drawing practice and a facet on his painting practice. Deliberately resisting to use colour has enabled a certain sense of autonomy to arise in the paintings and the importance of line and the ambiguity quality it holds is suggested. Each line that is created decides the fate of the next, working together to create a cluster of interwoven symbols and imagery that seem familiar and depict Hall's own visual language. The hanging of Black and White continues with the same notion as the paintings were produced. Each line in a painting potentially decides the fate of where the next one is hung and chance plays its role to create a fluid yet staggered hang. A sense of energy and life are allowed to enter the work through its autonomous nature.
"My drawings don't try to imitate life, they try to create life, try to invent life." - Keith Haring