Abstract art sits at the intersection of the real world of sensory experience and the abstract realm of ideas. It offers the viewer the potential to reflect on the reality of the inner worlds of feeling and imagination (a contemplative function) as well as the external realities of material and form. The movement of meaning in time (inner and outer). This exhibition brings together three artists, Julian Goddard (Perth), Sarah Robson (Sydney) and David Thomas (Melbourne) to create site-sensitive installations of discrete works for the experiencing of abstract art in a way that is temporal, open, sensory and real—connected to rather than excised from the world we inhabit.
In addition to their own works, they will present a selection of works by other artists engaged in the field. Abstract Realities invites the viewer to move beyond theoretical definitions and experience abstract art as a unique and multifaceted way of elaborating, questioning and revealing the simple complexity of our encounters. Encounters that are paradoxically both real and abstract.
Want to learn more about ‘Abstract Realities: The MAG&M Project’? Why not listen to the fascinating Artw*nk podcast interview with artist Sarah Robson. Follow the link here
Talks & Events
Abstract Realities: Exhibition Opening Fri 21 Oct, 6 - 8pm. Free event, RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite
MAG&M Society Exhibition Preview Fri 21 Oct, 10am - 11am. Free event, RSVP via MAG&M Society Eventbrite
Panel Discussion: Abstract Realities Sat 22 Oct, 2 - 3pm. Free event, RSVP via MAG&M Eventbrite
Meet the Artist: Sarah Robson Sat 19 Nov, 2 - 3pm. Free event, no bookings required. More info