Aaron Fell-Fracasso, whose paintings have reached wall-scale monumentality, operates with a mix of deliberation and chance. In the show 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. There is a vitality here suggestive of painting as an endless project. Each work renders a collection of moves momentarily paused that might then turn, fold and enmesh again into the painting field. It’s this uncertainty and dynamism that keeps the work rich and open-ended.
Opening night Friday 8th June, 6-8pm.
Shelter is one of those core needs along with air, food, water and clothing. But the house seeks to fulfil other functions: security, belonging, esteem and self-actualisation. In The Castle, three artists from different generations explore divergent ideas of home. Frank Nowlan uses it as a base for vernacular observation and deadpan characterisation. Rob Howe places the house within the streetscape, painting the overlap between light, cast shadow and gestural geometries. Christopher Zanko pares back and records housing types as markers of urban change. The Castle is an opportunity to view three significantly different painters initiating a conversation around ideas of home.