June Project | True Colour

Launch Friday 30th May, 6-8pm | Saturday and Sunday 1st & 2nd June 11-5pm | Saturday 7th June 1-5pm

Mark Titmarsh and Justin Trendall

TRUE COLOUR

Over the past seven years Justin Trendall and Mark Titmarsh have worked together on a series of experimental shows. Building, Dwelling, Thinking in 2007 at SNO, Nothing Changes, Changes Everything in 2008 at the UTS Gallery and Painting and Time in 2011 at ICAN.

Mark Titmarsh: Detail of Van, 2014. Paper collage. 29 x 24cm

Mark Titmarsh: Detail of Van, 2014. Paper collage. 29 x 24cm

The current show focuses on the role of colour as an overlooked but important aspect of collage.  Historical collage going back to the European Avant Garde is taken as the first moment when painting reached out beyond itself. Today in a world of infinite digital collage, cutting and pasting tends to disappear into the background, almost taken for granted.

So in True Colour, even though the collage work is ‘hard copy’, it requires close inspection to find the point at which a cut or transition has been made. Collage has become a whisper rather than a weapon, revealed only in a set of subtle shifts in colour, a visual dialect hiding in the visual glare of everyday obviousness.

Justin Trendall: Hunger, 2014. Archival digital print and cotton. 18 x 27cm

Justin Trendall: Hunger, 2014. Archival digital print and cotton. 18 x 27cm

 

 

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