Mason Kimber, Afternoon 9, 2019. Acrylic, sand, lime plaster, foam coat, extruded polystyrene, wood, 60 x 44 x 3cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne.
Afternoons can be thought of as fragmented time connectors, an in-between state that links morning to evening. Mason Kimber’s second solo exhibition at the gallery, Afternoon speaks to the golden window of time allowed for the act of painting once a fresco plaster begins to dry, allowing for a transference of warm daylight to infuse within its surface and image.
These slabs meditate on that crescendo moment, when time slows and spaces seem to come alive, flooded with rays of light that weave through the openings of buildings to illuminate the material of their surface.
Exhibition opens: Tuesday 3 September 2019