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.

Jane O'Sullivan

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