GEMMA SMITH RESPONDS TO MARGO LEWERS'S LEGACY
Gemma Smith responds to Margo Lewers's legacy - Art Collector
|Gemma Smith, Tangle Painting (red/blue), 2011. Acrylic on board, 27.5 x 34cm. Courtesy: the artist |
|7 November 2011 | Painter Gemma Smith has been invited by curator Anne Loxley to respond to Margo Lewers’ work in the exhibition Case Study: Gemma Smith considers the work of Margo Lewers.|
The exhibition was prompted by Loxley’s observation of similarities in the art practices of the two artists.
Lewers, who passed away in 1978, was a leading abstract expressionist of her time. Smith, a 33-year-old painter from Sydney, has a long-standing interest in colour. She is known for her colourful paintings of faceted geometric forms and, more recently, canvases of tangled lines and scribbles.
The exhibition includes a selection of Lewers’ collages, wall-hangings, plexiglass sculptures and paintings alongside sculptures and paintings by Smith.
The exhibition runs from 19 November 2011 to 29 January 2012 at the Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Sydney. Loxley and Smith will present a floortalk on 19 November 2011 from 4.30pm.
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