Matthew Allen: Meetings Along the Edge - Art Collector

Matthew Allen, Blue over Red, 2012. Acrylic and oil and canvas, 167 x 167cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sullivan + Strumpf, Sydney

Meetings Along the Edge will be Matthew Allen's second solo exhibition at Sullivan+Strumpf. Recently completing the Australia Council’s residential studio at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, this Sydney-based emerging artist creates paintings that have a formal emptiness unconfined by form or shape. Allen's paintings are open surfaces where the material, fluid paint, presents itself in a moment of action across the surface of the canvas. Through soft gradations of tone, paint is presented without artifice or handling to highlight it's material nature. These paintings aim to engage the viewer in a sustained state of seeing, a moment of ontological give and take between subject and object. Through Allen's treatment of paint, colour is brought to the fore.

Opening: 6pm Thursday 6 December 2012
Exhibition closes: 22 December 2012
Location: Sullivan + Strumpf, 799 Elizabeth Street, Zetland NSW 2017
Contact: 02 9698 4696

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