etude: edges | 2006

How Edge functions as visual language has been a theme in much of my work. In viewing Scully’s 2004 Canberra exhibition “Body of Light” I was drawn to his “indeterminate edge…the hesitant boundary” which Donald Kuspit in his catalogue essay calls “the spiritual pulse of his [Scully’s] paintings” and which he contrasts with the “expressive emptiness” and “tautological complacency” of “so much minimalist work”.

In this series of studies, “hard” and “soft” edges share pictorial space and question Kuspit’s statement.

Etude: Edges #1 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #1 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #2 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #2 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #3 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #3 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #4 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #4 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm/h6>

Etude: Edges #5 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #5 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #6 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #6 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #7 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #7 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #8 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #8 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #9 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #9 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #10 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #10 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #11 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm
Etude: Edges #11 | 2006
Acrylic on canvas | 31 x 40.5 cm