Sanne Mestrom: Black Paintings - Art Collector

Sanné Mestrom. installation view of ‘Black Paintings’, 2018. Courtesy: the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney. Photography Christian Capurro.

  The exhibition ‘Black Paintings’, by local Karingal-based artist Sanné Mestrom, presents a series of free-standing woollen tapestries on steel frames accompanied by a suite of gouache paintings. The works celebrate the textural qualities of the painting surface and reference a series of canvases by American artist Frank Stella from the 1960s. Stella’sBlack Paintings occupy a pivotal place in art history, and embody many of the contradictory impulses within late modernist artistic practice. As endearing objects encountered in the gallery space Mestrom’s tapestries act as mirrors, not for reality but for the viewer’s self as a curious and complex perceptual being.

Exhibition opens: Sunday 29 July 2018
Exhibition closes: 11 November 2018               
Location: McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, 390 McClelland Dr, Langwarrin VIC
Website: mcclellandgallery.com                             
Phone: +61 3 9789 1671                       
Email: info@mcclellandgallery.com


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