Aaron Fell-Fracasso, is an artist, curator and founder/director of The Egg & Dart Gallery. He is involved in many collective art projects such as, bringing Sydney artist Rosie Deacon’s KangaSue down for a “photo op” in Thirroul, and claimed two large exterior walls as collaborative painting surfaces with Adelaide based fellow art provocateur Henry Jock Walker. He has curated shows with many artist from all over Australia and Scandinavia both at The Egg & Dart and on tour, such as The Egg & Dart on Excursion at Casula Powerhouse 2016 and co-curated an exhibition, Sentiment, with former Sawtooth ARI director Patrick Sutczak for The Ten Days on the Island Festival at Sawtooth ARI in 2017. In 2018 he will co-curate an exhibition at Wollongong Regional Gallery with focus on the diversity of the practice of young artists who live, work or have an association with the Illawarra region.
As an artist, Fell-Fracasso recent paintings have reached wall-scale monumentality and operates with a mix of deliberation and chance. In the 2018 solo exhibition Methods, he has loaded colour along studio-made implements, dragging across the painting to build a language of marks. An idiosyncratic shape might repeat and be referenced at a different scale elsewhere. Fell-Fracasso’s earlier collage strategies are employed here but with more performative risk as they are enacted directly onto the painting. Methods presents a battle between completion and the open possibilities of non-objective painting, suggesting painting as an endless project.