Careless Whisper

C3 Art Space - Abbotsford Convent 

Whispering some sweet nothing my sometime friend sometime foe Google shares stories.  It is hard to ignore these intimate words and images that are so freely given. Like the collaborative parlour game ‘Cadavre Exquis’ each dalliance with Google creates endless opportunities to disrupt the waking mind’s penchant for order. Algorithms seek out familiar patterns creating seemingly endless digital whisper trails. Yet, as every search dissolves into another image, the whisper trail is altered – revealing a glimpse into the random, often spilling into the absurd, whilst creating opportunities for unpredictability and chance.

The works in this exhibition loosely use this logic to make a painting. Moving between scratchy, gestural mark making, abstraction and figurative painting some works are painted in bold, bright colours while others are rendered in muted monochromatic hues. Individual works communicate with each other with colours and motifs that appear from piece to piece-capturing abstract rhythms that hold elusive meaning within the sum of its often quite unrelated parts.