Presented by Julia Castiglioni Bradshaw, Stephen Bond & Tim Price
Daily opening times:
20 December, 2023 – 6 January, 2024
Weekdays – 10am – 4pm
Saturdays – 10am – 3pm
Sundays – 11am – 3pm
Abstract Organics is an exhibition of 3 artists with a litany of years experience wrangling divergent processes, ways and means of incorporating abstraction into artwork.
Abstract Organics attempts to create an abstract meeting space to show similarities and differences across a bountiful “Paella” of skills gained over years of focus, neglect and loss of memory.
Price’s Urban flattening of walls and streets to the canvas, Castiglioni Bradshaw’s essence of vegetable chopped up into an abstract pastiche and Bond’s agonized organic sculptures from highly controlled action drawings all maintain vestiges of representational or “real” origins that prise their abstractified end products into existence.
Another important aspect that this show brings on stage is the use of motif, symbol or pareidolia. These strategies are employed thematically bringing rise to comments like “Is that a hare or a duck?” or “I’ve seen that Pacman motif on many a Persian carpet” or “That’s a nice cold-frame of Zucchinis”.
Inevitably Abstract Organics provides a nexus from where viewers can learn about the wide world of abstraction and what things can evolve from a trio that have a long history of its use in their arts practice.