Rochelle Haley, Tone #7, 2019. Acrylic, dye, enamel and resin on board, 101 x 76cm. Courtesy: the artist and Galerie pompom, Sydney.
Interval is a series of new abstract works by Rochelle Haley exploring the tension between concrete form and the pull of movement. The works comprising acrylic, dye and resin are made with an innovative technique of layering translucent and opaque pigments, building the illusion of representation into a material thickness.
The paintings evoke a space of time between events or states, a difference in pitch between two tones, a space between two things, a pause between movements. By transforming the surface of the abstract painting into a dimensional realm, Interval is able to suggest movement and depth beyond the flat picture plane.
Interval is Haley’s fourth solo exhibition at Galerie pompom and will be concurrent with her inclusion in Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks. Further exhibitions in 2019 include the Sunshine Coast Art Prize at Caloundra Regional Gallery, and Flat Earth Society, at Cement Fondu, Sydney.
Exhibition opens: 3–5pm Saturday 7 September 2019