This is No Fantasy is currently presenting a solo exhibition by Emma Coulter, “Composites,” on view through November 17, 2018.
Marking the first exhibition by the artist at the gallery, the exhibition presents a collection of the artist’s latest works. This exhibition brings together a new proposition of geometry in Coulter’s work, while also extending the dialogue into new material and spatial forms. Ideas are combined, in creation of more complex and detailed compositions that embrace a feeling of ‘decoration’ rather than reduction.
“Through the meticulous and familiar arrangement of a sequence of colors, ‘composites’ brings together a new proposition of geometry in Coulter’s work, whilst also extending the dialogue into new material and spatial forms. Ideas are combined, in creation of more complex and detailed compositions that embrace a feeling of ‘decoration’ rather than reduction. The spatial dialogue reverberates across genres, through painting, installation and sculpture, across architectural space, three-dimensional objects and two-dimensional planes. In Coulter’s practice, color is a repetitive idea and a conceptual concern. Outcomes are derived here from the combination, arrangement, proportion and placement of the spectrum of colors we have become acquainted with. There is a desire for the union of high and low culture to meet, mingle and have a party of sorts, through making new statements about what culture is and who’s invited through the idea of color, and its many associations,” says the gallery.
Having exhibited both locally and overseas, Coulter has a Master of Contemporary Art from VCA, a Bachelor of Built Environment from QUT, and a Bachelor of Visual Art degree from QUT. Coulter has created her colorful large scale, site-specific installations within a variety of contexts, including, commissions in Sydney, New York and Melbourne, for Hotel Windsor, Palmer Art projects, Anna Pappas Gallery, Five Walls Projects, Saturday in Design, Linden New Art and at the Victorian College of the Arts. Prizes and grants received include the Linden Art Prize, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Viewer’s Choice Award, the Fiona Myer Award, an Australian Artists Grant and the Jim Marks Postgraduate Scholarship.
The exhibition will be on view through November 17, 2018, at This is No Fantasy, 108-110 Gertrude St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065, Melbourne, Australia.
For details visit: http://thisisnofantasy.com
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition.
Founder: Louise Blouin