PAINTINGS OF THE NIGHT SKY
04 March – 15 March 2014
Kudos Gallery, Sydney
In 228 Paintings of the Night Sky a collection from the Art Gallery of NSW has been rendered as pine and canvas silhouettes, they sit leaning against a wall. For the first few days the number of silhouettes grows and then a sign is introduced, “PLEASE HELP YOURSELF TO A PAINTING”, and the works are disseminated, taken to their new homes, where they lean against unknown walls, absorbing all light, providing like a black-hole a window onto a dispassionate vacuum of meaning.
As an action, of things coming together and then disintegrating, the original motivation for this work was to erase and exhale.
228 Paintings of the Night Sky, 2014
Silhouettes of the Art Gallery of New South Wales' collection of 20th Century Western Paintings.
Acrylic, pinewood, canvas, fluorescent tube and vinyl letters on perspex.