The German language uses the term Fabre for both the phenomena of colour and for the material of paint. By contrast, the English language differentiates between colour and paint, suggesting a space within the practice and discourse of painting in which generative questions can be raised.
In Western Europe during the 1970s and 1980s, artists began to orientate their practice around these questions, testing out the fundamental relationships and basic conditions of painting. This exhibition explores artistic investigations by bringing together process-orientated and chromatically driven approaches to painting. Operating as a platform for discussion, WestFarbe establishes dialogue between practices concerned with aspects of Fabre in different phenomenological and explorative ways.
Curated by the artist Christop Dahlhausen, featured artists include: Helen Calder (NZ), Renee Cosgrave (NZ/AU), Christoph Dahlhausen (D), Judy Darragh (NZ) , Katharina Grosse (D), Marcia Hafif (US), Callum Innes (UK), Noel Ivanoff (NZ), Leigh Martin (NZ), Simon Morris (NZ), Christine Reifenberger (D), Winston Roeth (US) and David Thomas (AU).
Exhibition opens: 6-8pm Thursday 30 January 2020