Starkwhite Queenstown presents an exhibition of Australian artists Rebecca Baumann, Paul Davies, Bill Henson, and Gemma Smith. Offering an unexpected sensation or nuance, each of the works in the exhibition ask us to think again.
Baumann’s kinetic works are shaped by her interest in psychology, sociology, and art history. Using light, colour and random pattern movement, she seeks to activate viewers’ emotions in fleeting and unexpected ways.
Davies works also trigger our senses. Building upon an alluring mid-century aesthetic, his painting seems rooted in an optimistic post-World War II suburban dream, but there is also an eeriness to be had.
Henson uses photography to capture the human condition in visual form, creating large scale works that blend formal techniques with cinematography and dreamscape.
Gemma Smith’s bold and gesturally painted surfaces create a dialogue between colour, form, and surface. Her experimentation with the language of painting crosses very pale or almost black art works exhibited alongside characteristic gestural paintings.
Opening Event: Friday 16 December, from 5pm. Artist talk with Paul Davies at 6pm.