STUDIO HIGHLIGHTS 2019
THE PRESENCE OF ABSENCE: ACTS OF ERASURE 2019
The abstract works of art made for the exhibition, titled, Erasure, Newcastle University Gallery, 17 July – 18 August 2019 collate the artist, Annemarie Murland's deep interest in how Modern Art History and subjectivity intersect. The picture plane acts as a repository where drawing, painting, and sculpture interconnect through an evolving and dissolving spatial and material inquiry. The material relationship between form, aesthetics, and abstraction is at the crux of this series of work that is shaped by the artists' creative expression. As part of her practice, Murland employs traditional and experimental drawing and painting techniques to extend the specificity and characteristics of the medium. To that end, a process-material co-dependence absorbs and records the artists 'thinking through making' methodology that when represented in equally represented terms has the capacity to affect the senses and deliver the viewer with felt, experience.
Photographs: Joerg Lehmann
SYDNEY CONTEMPORARY: PAPER CONTEMPORARY 2018
Drawing into Paintings Muscular History, MMXVlll
This body of Abstract works of art, titled: Drawing into Paintings Muscular History, MMXVIII, invites the audience to perceive and receive the imagery through a multifactorial lens. The picture plane presents a process-material interdependence in the shape of intuitive mark-making strategies that read as sgraffito. Alongside a personal drawing methodology there is a variety of interwoven bodily gestures that blend, divide and direct the eye towards no fixed point creating an all over spatial arrangement. Framed in a cool palette the works tonality, haptic process and a genuine exploration of paintings material identity provocatively illustrates how abstract encounters present when art history’s absence du feminine [absence of the feminine] is modified and expressed in equally represented terms. To that end, this series of works on paper share a collective title that offers both form and content suggesting a reading that goes beyond an aesthetic value. The artist presents not only a pictorial experience but a thought-provoking happenstance that highlights the historical soumis et dominant [submissive and dominant] character of the relationship between these forms, drawing, and painting.