Leigh Martin: Mass - Art Collector

Leigh Martin, ‘Mass #8 and Mass #10, 2016. Acrylic on linen, 170 x 165cm each. Courtesy: the artist and Jensen Gallery.

These new works all titled Mass continue his interest in the way that colour accumulates, and pigment coalesces around the subtlest glitches on the surface. Martin suggests that, “the repetitive warp and weft of the linen collects residues of paint producing subtle grids. At differing proximities this grid-like pattern, or sequencing of paint, residues reads as a grain. This merging of linen and paint, form a visual register, a specific optical frequency. This is an optical frequency that registers movement, whilst emphasizing, and simultaneously undermining the material and visual mass of both the paint and the linen substrate.”

Opening: 6-8pm, Thursday 15 September 2016
Exhibition closes: 15 October 2016
Location: Corner Cecil Lane & Hampden Street, Paddington
Contact: 02 8084 4298
Email: gallery@jensengallery.co.nz
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