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Joel Crosswell: Real meets the unreal

October 24, 2020 - November 14, 2020

Joel Crosswell, Lost souls, 2020. Screenprint with pastel on Hahnemule paper, framed, 84.1 x 59.4cm. Courtesy: the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart.

Stylistically recalling the blacked-out forms of graffiti stencils, Joel Crosswell’s images are like a series of visual codes pieced together from the inky extracts of subconscious memory. Crosswell incorporates graphically bold and fluid shapes constructed from felt and slicked with resin, placing them onto contrasting pale and textured backgrounds.

In works like Make up, break up, make up (2020), vertical strips split the background like splintered glass as felt silhouettes of hammers bloom upwards into the centre. What’s your poison? (2020), presents a pair of shadowy figures peering at a snake-like spiral hovering between them. The inclusion of felt and resin lends an industrially tactile element to Crosswell’s surfaces, with some containing pieces of felt roughly sewn together and others possessing a viscous façade like honey.

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Details

Start:
October 24, 2020
End:
November 14, 2020

Gallery Name

Bett Gallery
Phone:
+61 3 6231 6511
Email:
info@bettgallery.com.au
Website:
bettgallery.com.au

Venue

Bett Gallery
Level 1/65 Murray St
Hobart, TAS Australia
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Details

Start:
October 24, 2020
End:
November 14, 2020

Gallery Name

Bett Gallery
Phone:
+61 3 6231 6511
Email:
info@bettgallery.com.au
Website:
bettgallery.com.au

Venue

Bett Gallery
Level 1/65 Murray St
Hobart, TAS Australia
+ Google Map